okay, I am doing an experiment this morning
this past Sunday I made what was called the best tasting lasagna our friends had ever tasted...wanted the recipe....I am always reminded of Andy M's byline.....if you want to make something from scratch, first you need to create the universe....so the friend says, yeah I know, first I need to plant the tomatoes
The lasagna consisted of homemade ricotta that was made from said friends goat milk, home made pizza sauce and ground beef from this friend too.
well, I had about 4 cups of seasoned ricotta left over because I seasoned the entire batch of ricotta, which was 2 1/2 pounds. So this morning I opened a box of manicotta and started stuffing the tubes into the ricotta to fill them, that part worked surprisingly well, browned a pound of ground beef and added a quart of thick tomato juice. I layed the stiff filled pasta tubes in a 9x13 pan with the leftover 2 cups of lasagna sauce, spread on the last of the ricotta and poured on the beef/tomato juice over top. As I hate to deal with covering a tomato dish with aluminum foil, I put a cookie sheet on top. It's in the oven. This is another experiment of using dried pasta without pre cooking it. I have long used lasagna from the box to make lasagna, before I had ever heard of the no-boil product
, but this is the first time I am trying it with manicotta tubes.
what's happening in your kitchen today?