As a child lasagna was something my mom only made like 3 times a year if we were lucky. It always cost to much to make. And for all my life I believed that. But Monday I was sitting thinking about what to make for dinner and I wanted Lasagna but I didn't have ricotta or pasta for it. So I looked around the house to see what I did have that I could use. Well I had fat free cottage cheese that I had picked up when it was a $1, and I have sauce 2.00 worth on hand. And then one pound of ground beef from the butcher which was 2.38 I also had a pound of mozzarella cheese on hand. which was 2.50 for the pound. Thats it that's all I used and that equals what about 7.88 for one big pan of lasagna that we got two meals out of? I wonder what made it cost more to my mother. I am going to ask her what she used.
Now the noddles were so easy to make and tasted like regular pasta to me. Here is the recipe that I used. (I kind of used two different ones and came up with my own)
Homemade pasta with out a pasta machine
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups AP flour
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 3 tbls EVOO
- 8 large eggs
This is really easy and you don't really need anything special you can use veggie oil if that's what you have too. And then I just made my lasagna like normal but used the cottage cheese instead of the ricotta. And let me tell you we didn't miss it. So give the pasta recipe a try and let me know what you made with it and how you liked it. I can't wait to try it again.