Y'all, I made lasagna from scratch! Well, not the noodles, but everything else! This was one of my "30 before 30" goals. And really the only one I could remember, so on Sunday night, I made lasagna. Nothing like getting it in under the wire. I followed a recipe from Rachel Ray aka my food guru.
First, I made a beef sauce from scratch. Onions, garlic, carrots, celery, pancetta, and beef sauteed. Then added a large can of crushed tomatoes and let simmer for 35 minutes.
Next up I tackled my first ever bechemel sauce. This was actually easier than I thought it would be, but still took lots of babying and stirring.
Finally, I started stacking.
Baked for an hour. Finally, after another 30 minutes of resting, we got to eat!
It was fine. It took 3 1/2 hours from start to eating. If I make it again, I would probably sub out the bechemel sauce - I thought it was too rich for the dish. Maybe just layers of cheese instead?
All in all, I am glad I tried something new to me. I enjoyed the whole process, just wished it was shorter!