Reheating time: 10-15 minutes
Because summer weekends are such a wonderful kind of crazy, we couldn’t think of a better way to start your week off than to simplify. With Lasagna! It’s a two-fer—delicious and easy. Nothing better, especially when it comes with garlic bread and a refreshing Caesar salad. Can’t beat it. These lasagnas are ready to bake. So ready. Also, they can be frozen and reheated if you’d like! To freeze them, simply wrap the pieces nice and tight with plastic wrap, and pop them in your freezer. You now have a nice lasagna brick that you can thaw out when you’re like “oh sh*t, I don’t have anything to eat for dinner”.
Anyway, lasagna. Get excited. Preheat your oven to 400F and get in there!
For the lasagna:
Two approaches here: the fast and lazy way, which is totally fine (definitely won’t judge you, sometimes you just want to eat it NOW). Or, the longer way, which takes longer (duh), but I think it’s worth the time and energy.
Fast way: microwave for 3-4 minutes until hot
Longer and better way: Jam a couple toothpicks down the top of the lasagna to hold the layers together, drizzle some olive oil on the top, and arrange your lasagna pieces in a large casserole dish. With your oven preheating or at 400F, pop the casserole tray in there, and find something to occupy your time for 10-15 minutes. May we recommend counting the number of fingers and toes that you have today? It’s always a good idea to do a quick check to make sure they’re all there. Keep an eye on the lasagna in the oven, they tend to want to slide all over the place- especially if you forgo the toothpick supports. Once it’s hot, and caramelized on the sides, and the filling is all gooey, and it smells amazing… Wipe the drool off your face, and pull out that tray. Carefully scoop onto a plate, aaaaaaand, bliss. Finally. 😉
For the garlic bread:
Best way to unlock the power of the garlic bread is to simply throw it in the oven with the lasagna when there is about 5 minutes left. Big debate – open-face or closed up tight? We’re an open-face fan – toastier garlic and more crunchy. But more buttery-er if closed up, hmmmm – tough call. Just get it hot and crunchy and it’s perfect for… a lasagna sandwich. That’s right. You heard me. Lasagna sandwich. Try it out. You will not be disappointed.
For the salad:
Super simple. Toss the leave and shaved veggies in a bowl, and dress with the caesar dressing. Season with salt and pepper, mix it all up to evenly coat the leaves, and boom. Salad. Plate it up next to your lasagna, top with them garlic croutons and enjoy summer’s bounty.That’s it!
Happy Monday! 🙂 <3 WECO