Lasanga Recipe (Great Aunt Martha Dale)
Don liked his manhattans; I remember that. He gave me a Carpenter’s album for my 16th birthday when we were visiting them in Chicago. That was an utterly amazing trip for a 16 year old, I am telling you.
When they visited South Dakota, Martha would play cards with the gals while the guys were out pheasant hunting. She was always quick with a joke, smelled like leftover cigarettes, coffee and powder, and was an amazing, warm spirit. To me, she was like an exotic angel from another exciting realm. One of the fondest memories I have of Martha is while waiting for chicken at White Fence Farms restaurant in Chicago, and then after the chicken arrived. This was on my 9th birthday, not the 16th. I think! We just kept going “mmm, mmm, mmm.” It was an “inside” joke between us after that.
3 cups small curd cottage cheese
9 lasagna noodles cooked in boiling water until just tender, rinse in cool water, dry.
Shredded Mozarella cheese
In 9 x 13 pan, place half of the pasta. Layer half the cheese mixture, then half the meat sauce, then half the mozzarella. Repeat the layers, placing the pasta sideways instead of lengthways this time. Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
Love the food you make, and the people you share the food with.
Authentically Yours, Laura