Thursday, November 17, 2005

Lasagna Bolognese

I am still on an Italian thing, though I did make a great Asian stir fry last night using The TJ's Hodge Podge vegtable mix and TJ 's Basmatti Brown Rice. I really need to devote a whole post to the Basmatti Brown rice as I have found it cooks different then any other rice I've used. Different in a good way-the kernals stay completely intacted with out getting starchy or Risotto esque...but I digress. Back to Italian, so the demo in Trader Joe's Tuesday was Lasagna using Fresh No Boil Lasagna noodles, Bolognese Sauce and Ricatta. I am going to make that up tonight...can't wait! I've made my Lasagna for years without pre-cooking the noodles (really who has time to cook noodles?) My method involves making the Lasagna the night before with lots of liquid then letting it sit over night (minimum 8 hours). The Lasagna noodles absord the liquid and soften. Tonight will be the first time I use no boil noodles. I was a little hesitant being the penny pincher that I am. No Boil Fresh Lasagna Noodles have to be more expensive then dry, right? But The TJ's demo girl sold me when she said the whole Lasagna can be made for under eight dollars. In my head that is less then $2.00 a serving which is acceptable. So I threw all the ingredients in my cart and headed on my way. Bolognese sauce really makes the Lasagna taste rich. I'll post tomorrow and let everyone know how it goes.

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