Growing up, Lasagna was always my favorite meal. Every birthday, my parents would take me to The Spaghetti Factory in downtown Atlanta to eat Lasagna. Every time I filled out one of those questionnaires as a child, everyone else listed pizza and cheeseburgers as their favorite food, mine always = lasagna!
So, tonight I decided to make my first homemade lasagna. You would think if I loved it so much, I wouldn’t settle for the Stouffers all these years but it just never occurred to me to actually make my own. After a fun filled Sunday with my family, I decided to whip up a quick homemade lasagna. I had hungry kids in the background and I got them to be quiet by throwing chicken fingers and broccoli at them. It wasn’t quite that dramatic but it seemed like it was. I can be QUITE determined when I have my mind set on something. I was going to make this lasagna tonight. I have learned to be a very quick chef these days. Therefore, as the kids ate their dinner, I made this gourmet meal for Ceasar and me (please note: kids will get to eat this tomorrow night:).
I finished the dish, popped it in the oven, all in perfect timing to carry Tristen and Felton up for their evening bath. I found myself thinking only of this lasagna. My children were splashing and playing and all I could see was noodles and meat and sauce and ricotta cheese. Once we finished our sweet evening routine, I looked at Ceasar and said “well, it’s time for bed”. He said “what, we still have a few minutes”? “oh no buddy, not tonight, I thought”. What I said was “well, they seem extra tired tonight”. So, there, I have said it, I put my children down a few minutes early tonight to eat my homemade lasagna!
Oh, and it was a GLORIOUS LASAGNA. Sleep tight…don’t let the bed bugs bite!