I have a Kitchen Tart Golden Rule...Never make just one lasagna.
I recently offered to make a lasagna for one of my kid's teachers for her to feed to her family for dinner one night. As I was preparing to make it I looked at our menu for the week and realized that we would not need a lasagna for ourselves that week, and for a brief moment I considered making only one lasagna...then I remembered the Kitchen Tart Golden Rule.
I will be sharing my lasagna recipe in a few days, but in the meantime ponder this...
Top 10 Reasons to Make Two
10. Making lasagna is not hard, but it is messy. Once you are stuck in the dish hell that is cleaning up from lasagna, you may as well have something extra to show for it. Hey, make three if you are feeling ambitious.
9. It is so easy once you are making one to make two. In fact, the way I make lasagna it is actually easier to make two than it is to make one. I say this because my lasagna uses sour cream and cottage cheese instead of ricotta, and if you make the mixture for two you don't have to measure, you just dump the whole container in the bowl. Brilliant.
8. There is room in your freezer. If there isn't room in your freezer take something out...look, now there is room in your freezer.
7. Lasagna tastes as good from the freezer as it does fresh. I dare you to try and tell the difference. (That is not an invitation to dinner, make your own lasagnas you free loader).
6. Using that much cheese helps support the economy of the great state of Wisconsin. Go, Packers!
5. You may not want lasagna tonight, but you probably don't want to cook one night next month so now you don't have to.
4. If you freeze it in a disposable pan and use paper plates to eat it you will literally have no dishes to do that night...look away environmentalists. Look. Away.
3. There is always a friend in need who could use a lasagna, and they don't care that it came from your freezer. Someone you know has probably moved today, had a baby today, or is just having a hard day today. Think about how happy you would be if someone just showed up on your doorstep with a lasagna. (Hint, hint...Kitchen Tarts need food too).
2. Rao's Marinara Sauce may be on sale at your market. (If you don't understand this one, put down your phone or your computer mouse, go to your grocery store and buy a jar of it right now...ask for a plastic spoon in the deli department and crack that puppy open. Spoon it into your mouth and then write me an email and thank me for introducing you to heaven.)
1. Lasagna is comfort food, it always has been and it always will be.