I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We celebrated twice, a noisy family and friend get-together on Christmas Eve and a quiet Christmas Day dinner with Mom Tilton. I loved both of them, it's always an excuse to try out new recipes and ideas. My family is used to being guinea pigs! Sometimes that's how I find a BEST recipe, better than the one I thought was the best... that's what happened this year when I made an old school Italian family recipe that's been passed down in Martha's family over at A Family Feast. It is homemade from start to finish, so you just might want to plan ahead and make the tomato sauce one day and the meat sauce another. I hope you won't say,"This is too much trouble"... it is so worth it! I made a few variations, I left out the mint and shredded an additional 8 oz. block of mozzarella in place of the fresh sliced mozz. One more trip to the grocery store might just have pushed me over the edge ;)
A recipe that every Italian Grandma knows by heart, the next time you need a 9x13 showstopper this one will fit the bill!
1 pound box of dry lasagna noodles (you will need 16 noodles. A one pound box contains 20 noodles so you will have four extra. Usually a few get broken so this usually works out)