Cooking at Lodge – Day Four

Didn’t have to cook breakfast this morning, because the guys left for home very early.  So I enjoying a short vacation.  I have to cook dinner tonight for a new group that’s staying until the next 2 nights.


Tonight’s dinner went well, and since the owner and I had plans later, I was wired together, for an early exit.  I had made spaghetti sauce with meatballs earlier in the week, and decided to put lasagna together.  The guys were not at all disappointed in the menu!  There was lasagna, meatballs, Italian sausage, salad, and garlic bread.  That should hold them over until breakfast, and we left to have wine with the girls.

Just a note about the lasagna.  Sometimes I use oven ready lasagna noodles, the kind you don’t cook first, and for this one, it just seemed like so much less hassle.  It wasn’t until I went to put it together that I noticed I had one box of oven ready lasagna noodles, and one box of regular lasagna noodles.  Unfortunately, I noticed that after the regular noodles were already layered in the pan with stuff all over them, there was no way to undo it.  I probably wouldn’t have known, but when I opened the second box, the noodles had ridges on them.  The boxes were identical except for those key words, “oven ready.”  I bought them the day I spent 4 hours shopping.  Just think how long it would’ve taken me, if I had examined everything I bought!    So I put extra sauce on the lasagna, covered it, put it in the fridge overnight, crossed my fingers, and prayed!  The moral of this terribly long story, with more information than you ever wanted, is – there’s no difference between regular and oven ready noodles, at least when you make it the night before, so I’ll never go through the mess of precooking lasagna noodles again.