Despite living in a predominately Italian family, we do not eat Italian dishes as often as I would like. Since my Father grew up eating it almost every day, we usually limit it to once a week for him! One (of many) of my favorites though is...
Can't help my taste buds from watering just
looking at this deliciousness...:)
Start by browning 1/2 lb. of ground beef
Cook lasagna noodles according to back
Combine 12 oz. of ricotta cheese with two eggs and 1 1/2 c. of mozzarella,
and sprinkle in some garlic powder and oregano with a touch of cinnamon.
Once hamburger is browned add 1/2 lb. of Italian sausage,
then mix in 1/2 jar of Spaghetti sauce to moisten the meat.
Tell your mother (who has these Italian dishes down)
to pause so you can get a picture of both the food process and
of course, its lovely chef!
Pour spaghetti sauce, just enough to cover the bottom of
a 9x13 pan then start to layer with cooked noodles followed by
1/2 ricotta mixture...
...then 1/2 meat mixture, followed by lasagna noodles, etc.
For the last layer cover with the remaining spaghetti sauce
and Parmesan cheese. Generously sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Bake covered with aluminum foil for 40 minutes, then uncover
and cook for another 10.