Did anyones Grandma say "We are going to have EYETALYAN for dinner"? It can be strange what you can remember from your childhood. Onto the food! When I make lasagna I go big!
First, the red sauce:
4 cans of diced tomatoes with Italian spices
3 tablespoons of dried basil
1 large roll of ground beef- browned
2 Spanish onions- browned
1 package of fresh mushrooms- browned
3 Cubanelle peppers or red, yellow, stop light- Guess, browned with the meat!
3 cloves of garlic- smashed, crushed and utterly pulverize! --a micro plane will due!
6 large cans of tomato sauce
1 carrot grated- on a micro plane for sweetness
2 tablespoons of dried red pepper flakes
3 cups of red wine! I use the cheap stuff, Cabernet.
Brown the meat with a good amount of kosher salt and fresh pepper. Add everything else and let simmer!
2 boxes of lasagna noodles- cook per instructions on the box
2 containers of ricotta cheese
1 block cream cheese - softened
2 tablespoons of dried Italian spices
( mix all the cheeses and eggs together)
4 zucchinis- grated on box grater
1 to 2 bags of fresh baby spinach
3 bags of mozzarella cheese
1 cup of Parmesan cheese