My mom’s birthday is coming up this week. She has decided that she’d like lasagne at home with the family, rather than going out to a restaurant. It’s funny; when I was little, I always wanted to “go out” for my birthday dinner, but now, I too would rather just stay home. Maybe it is the difficulty of taking kids out to restaurants or the often disappointing results at overpriced places with stuffy waiters and snooty menus. I don’t know, but I’d rather just eat at home where I can help myself and tuck in to a plate of stuff I know I’ll like.
Mom will likely be having a traditional lasagne – beef (maybe Italian sausage instead), red sauce, yadda yadda yadda. But for kicks, I thought I’d share a recipe from my gal, Ina. I love mushrooms – more than anyone else in my family I think – so this one would be up my alley for my birthday. But for a birthday or just for comfort-food lovin’, here’s one to try: