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1,000 Layer Lasagna

3/7/13


CELEBRATION!  KABLAM!  BOOM!  CHEESE!  ONE THOUSAND!!!  
When you opened this post, fireworks were supposed to go off inside of your house.  Did they?  Ugggh, Blogspot, what's wrong with you?!?  I get no 'wow factor' for 1,000 posts??  I guess they'll be sending me one thousand dollars at a later date.  They probably need my address.  Anyway.  

Welcome to my 1,000th post.  I'm glad you're here.  If you weren't here, I would be writing these words to myself, and to those tiny creatures that live inside computers and make the Internet work.  If you weren't here, well, then I just put 1,000 pieces of food in my belly for no reason at all.  But you are here!  So I bought you candles!  And I made you the best lasagna I've ever tasted!  Thank you for being here, never leave.  Let's put another '0' on that lasagna one day... one day, when the Internet can fly and I need an actual forklift to exit my house.  

This recipe couldn't have been more perfect to celebrate my 1,000 post.  There's obviously the name, but then there's the deliciousness.  However, I definitely made it the "Sirious" way (aka: I cheated, I made it easy, I didn't follow directions).  The recipe calls for paper-thin homemade noodles.  I bought sheets of pasta vs. making my own (Italian deli's will sell them, or even a restaurant might), and I didn't run them through a pasta maker to thin them out.  I didn't even flatten them with a rolling pin.  They looked thin enough to me, so I just went with it...  
     

The beauty of this recipe is how simple it is.  Just a few ingredients, so I decided not to skimp on quality.  I bought fresh mozzarella, used my favorite olive oil that I usually reserve for dipping in bread, really good canned tomatoes, meyer lemon zest and obviously fresh pasta.  The result tastes relatively light, lacking meat or heavy ricotta.  It gets crispy in the corners and caramely and bubbly, it's seasoned perfectly (I added oregano to the top once it came out of the oven), the lemon zest and red pepper flakes brighten it and add a subtle kick, and the fresh, salty cheese... I'm going to cry it's so good.    












Here's to 1,000 more.  Food!!!  

14 comments:

Gretchen said...

Thought I heard fireworks, but it turned out to be a plane overhead...congratulations! I want to eat this for breakfast!!!

Helen Zwak said...

Me too Gretchen, but it was only the guys firing up their engines on their heavy equipment next door. . . . congrats Siri! Pasta for breakie sounds great!

Lynn @ The Actor's Diet said...

i can't think of a better way to celebrate. congrats!

agalandherdog said...

This looks/sounds amazing. My husband refuses to use anything but those San Marzano tomatoes. Congratulations on 1,000 wonderful posts and keep them coming. I've made so many of your recipes and I love them all.

Linda said...

Yea !!! Happy 1000'th post. This looks delicious, I only wish to see a photo of it cut with all of those layers !!! Maybe you'll Instagram it!!! I got out an old sparkler and set it off !!!

Kiran B. said...

Congratulations! Today is my hubby's birthday and I made the chocolate mayo cake with homemade German Chocolate Frosting! Had to take a little taste of cake before I frosted it. ( cuz who would know?) Delish! Making Turkey sliders next week!

Kevin and Erin McLaughlin said...

Congrats on 1000! Keep them coming, because YOU'RE FABULOUS!!! :) - E,K, and R

SarahBearisaStar said...

Congrats ! Can't wait for the next 1,000.

Frank said...

Congrats, Siri! This looks like the perfect dish to celebrate with. My Bride has observed that I seem to gain weight just reading/looking at your posts. :-)

We've been fans of Carson for years and have enjoyed meeting you through this blog.

Thanks for all you've shared about food and family life.

Wishing you much success and Fun in the future.

- Frank and Marilyn

Zoë said...

Congrats on your 1,000 post! This looks absolutely amazing.

Georgia Pinter said...

yaaayyy!

tara said...

Happy 1000!!!

That lasagna looks gorgeous and is totally fitting for your 1000th post. I have never had lasagna without ricotta, and I love this take!

Lauren Brewer said...

Congratulations! This looks delicious, as always. Thanks for all of the delicious recipes. I made the rainbow cake for my son's 3rd birthday party this weekend and again, I got tons of ooohs and aaahs. Keep the yumminess coming!

Sugar and Charm said...

That first picture made me laugh... you're hilarious! The candles in the lasagna reminded of something Amy Sedaris would do in her book Hospitality Under the Influence. Not that you were under the influence while making it... ha! Siri, you could write a funny book like that!!

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