When I was a single parent and barely knew how to cook, my neighbor's mom (Margaret) that now went to be with the Lord taught me this recipe. Every body in the town loved her lasagna. She worked at a big local deli. She sold a whole pan of lasagna for $80, so you know it had to be good. Today people still rave about her lasagna. I have made a few small changes to personalize it........ proverb:12 v-11 Whoever works his land will have plenty to eat ,but the one who chases unrealistic dreams has no sense.
1Pour 12 cups of water into a large stock pot and bring to boil. Add a large pinch of salt and bring down to med heat.
2in another sauce pan bring your spaghetti sauce up to high heat immediately lower to simmer.
3Bring water to a boil and add a dash of salt and a dash of olive oil, add noodles, bring to a boil again. Stir and then lower heat to med. Simmer till soft stirring occasionally.
4Meanwhile prepare meat. Cook ground chuck, drain off liquid. Add chopped sirloin, tomatoes, garlic, onion,mushrooms, 1/4 cup chopped basil, oregano,and 1 jar of spaghetti sauce, salt and pepper. Cook on med heat for 25 min. Simmer till ready to be used.
5cheese mixture. In a large bowl empty container of cheeses ricotta, mozzarella, sugar ,powder garlic basil, nutmeg, eggs, cream salt pepper and 1/8 cup basil. Mix with a wooden spoon. Set aside.
6Now is time for assembly. Drain noodles rinse for 2 min under cold water and let them cool 5 minutes, Pour a heaping spoonful of sauce in the bottom of a large lasagna pan. Place a layer of noodles in the bottom about 4 noodles. Pour all the meat mixture on top. Repeat layer of noodles add cheese mixture on top and place last layer of noodles on top. Pour a jar of sauce on top about two cups. Sprinkle with cheeses. (mozzarella and Parmesan) Sprinkle basil on top and cover with foil and bake at 350 degree's for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake add 15 minutes. Bring to broil for 5 minutes let cool for 15 min and enjoy with a salad.