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  • Friday, July 24, 2009


    Things needed:

    Lasagna pasta (about 2 boxes--needed to layer in the pan)
    Hamburger (2 to 3 pounds depending on your family size)
    2 cans of Canned or 4 fresh stewing tomatoes (well drained if canned)
    2 small bags of shredded cheese of your choice
    Spaghetti sauce (2 jars-one for the bottom of the pan and one for the topping)
    about 4 sticks of celery (add to blender mixture)
    2 small cans of Cream of Celery
    a deep cooking pan about 3 inches deep, 9 X 11 X 3 or bigger/smaller
    a big mixing bowl or blender (something that will mix all ingredients well enough to look puréed)

    Italian (1/2teaspoon)
    Marjoram (1/2 teaspoon)
    Basil (1/2 teaspoon)
    1 clove of garlic (puree mixture)
    Oregano (1/2 teaspoon)
    Salt Pepper (optional to taste)

    Mix the hamburger, all spices, tomatoes, 1 bag of cheese, celery and cream of celery, then blend into a pasty thick liquid. Add about 1/2 of a jar of spaghetti sauce to the mixture and blend again. This will thin it out a little. Set aside.

    Boil water and boil pasta until the color starts to turn from dark to light yellow. DO NOT COOK ALL THE WAY!!! It will finish cooking in the oven.

    Get your pan and pour the rest of the spaghetti sauce into the bottom and spread to cover. Then put one layer of pasta on the sauce. The sauce acts as your burn proof bottom and still cooks the pasta. Next layer; spoon the puree meat mixture to about a quarter inch thickness over the pasta and spread a thin layer of cheese. Layer of pasta, cheese, and repeat until you have at least three to four layers. Top off with pasta only.

    Next, spread out spaghetti sauce (from other can) and add shredded cheese over the entire top. Preheat oven to 380, Cook covered with foil for 1 hour 15 minutes, then uncovered for 15 minutes.

    Warning: while cooking in the oven the pasta might smell like it is burning, but it really is not. Just to be on the safe side, pull it out and check anyway.

    My entire family of 8 really enjoyed this and ate 2 and 3 helpings each. You could add salad leaves under the lasagna and then serve. This is great for parties!