I used this Ina Garten recipe as a guide, but made several changes. Most notably I used beef instead of turkey, I added mushrooms to the sauce, and I got rid of the ricotta. I'm not a big fan of ricotta, but I love lasagna so I have learned to suffer through it. But making my own, I wanted it to be exactly what I wanted.
There was one substitution I didn't make, but looking back probably should have. I baked the lasagna based on the directions in the recipe. However I used the type of lasagna noodles that doesn't need to be pre-boiled. And the lasagna noodles had slightly different baking directions. Because of this the are parts that are a tiny bit crunchy, or parts where a knife is almost needed to cut it. But I don't think it's that big of a deal.
After all lasagna's is my all-time favorite, and I don't think I've ever had a lasagna that I haven't loved. I guess now I need to not let myself make this every single week!
You didn't think I'd end this post without a picture do you?
Overall I think the meal was a success. But its my favorite food, I'm not sure I could have failed at this.
Anyone try to tackle one of their favorite foods? Did it live up to your expectations?