The first time my mother made this and I took a bite, it was so different that I didn't know if I liked it. But with each bite after, I just wanted more. It was been one of my favorites ever since. It takes a little effort but it's really quite an easy recipe; just a little time consuming but well worth it!
In a large saucepan, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain. Set aside. In a skillet cook ground beef, celery, onions and garlic until meat is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain off the fat from skillet. Stir in basil, oregano, salt, ½ tsp pepper and Italian herb seasoning. Add cream & cream cheese. Cook & stir over low heat to melt cheese. Stir in wine. Gradually add cheddar & gouda cheeses, stirring & heating until cheese is nearly melted; remove from heat.
Stir together cottage cheese & egg. Layer half of the noodles in a greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Top with half of the meat sauce, half of the cottage cheese mixture & half of the mozzarella. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.