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    Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    This ladies and gentlmen, is my Specialty! I've listed it as 'Infamous', quite the contrary, I get repeated requests for this lasagna at company potlucks, and the lack of vegetables makes it perfect for the kids!

    You can add pretty much whatever you'd like, Olives, Onions, Etc! I've also done vegetarian style, so if you need a recipe for that, please let me know!

    You will need:

    1 medium package Monterey Jack Cheese
    1 medium container Cottage Cheese
    1 box Lasagna Noodles
    1lb Ground Turkey Meat
    Salt
    Pepper
    Garlic Powder (Minced Fresh Garlic works better!)
    1 jar/can preferred spaghetti sauce (I used Ragu Meat-Flavored)

    To make the Lasagna:

    Start a large pot of water to boil. add 3 teaspoons salt.
    Boil Lasagna Noodles until soft
    Brown Turkey Meat, season with salt, pepper, and Garlic to taste, adding a little extra of everything. (This provides much of
    the flavor for the lasagna, but shouldn't be overpowering)
    While browning Turkey Meat, Grade all of the Monterey Jack Cheese.
    Take 4/5ths of the graded cheese and place in a large bowl.
    Add the Cottage Cheese to the 4/5ths graded cheese, mix well.
    Preheat oven to 375
    Drain Ground Turkey and set aside.
    Drain Lasagna Noodles

    Building your lasagna:

    Always keep a visual of your ingredients. Chances are, your meat will the the first to run-out, so use this sparingly so it lasts throughout the Lasagna.

    In a 9x13 pan, start by pouring a small amount of the spaghetti sauce in the bottom and spreading evenly. The sauce
    should cover the bottom of the pan thinly. Top the sauce layer with lasagna noodles, laying them side by side (each layer
    requires 3 noodles).

    Use the following steps to stack your ingredients into Lasagna!

    Top the noodle layer with spaghetti sauce, coating the noodles thinly and evenly. Evenly sprinkle turkey on top of the sauce
    layer. Evenly sprinkle cottage cheese mixture over turkey. (if you're cooking for yourself, you can use your hands here as
    the mixture is somewhat sticky) the cheese mixture will be 'clumpy' but it all melts together in the end, so it doesn't have
    to be perfectly spread. Top the cheese layer with more noodles.

    Somewhere in the middle, season lightly with salt, pepper, and garlic.

    For the last layer, generously cover the noodles with spaghetti sauce. (this prevents the noodles on the top from drying out
    while baking.) Sprinkle the remainder of your cheese mixture over the top of the sauce. Take the remaining 1/5th of your
    cheese and sprinkle over the top of your lasagna.

    Bake the lasagna for 35-45 minutes, or until bubbly in the center. the cheese on top will lightly brown at the edges when
    done.

    To top it off, here's a simple process for Garlic Bread:

    You will need:

    1 loaf fresh french bread
    Butter or Margarine
    Garlic Powder

    Slice french bread to desired width. Spread with butter. Arrange slices on flat baking sheet and sprinkle with garlic powder.

    Note: if you don't have garlic powder, you can mix butter and fresh minced garlic (1 part garlic to 6 parts butter) in a small container and spread this 'Garlic Butter' over
    the bread.

    Broil Garlic bread until brown on the edges.

    Finally, go get yourself a nice bottle of wine, and Enjoy!
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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    You don't even need to preboil the Lasagna. Just layer it in straight out of the box. It cooks just fine in the sauces. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>

    I might increase the cooking time a bit using this method.. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    I'll be cooking it again tonight, and am DEFINITELY looking forward to it. <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    Yeah, turn the oven down to 350 and do it an hour.
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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    This new Cooking Board is fantastic and I think I can do the Lasagna
    if I got drunk enough to attempt it. My steady girl is now gone so I have
    to cook again. My idea of dessert is a cold beer and a cigarette so I
    have a lot to learn. Eileen is obviously unstoppable. She keeps
    coming up with newer and better ideas all the time. I definitely need
    a girlfriend like her!

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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Well, being drunk while attempting this one might not be such a great idea, but it's a free country, so laying the drink on during preparation is purely optional, just don't try to boil the ground turkey and fry the noodles... <img src=/S/sick.gif border=0 alt=sick width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    Whats an oven? Isn't that the space under the burners where I store all those pots and pans my Mom gave me that I never use?

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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    AFAIK, a dishwasher and an oven are auxiliary storage space!
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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    Please send sample of lasagna AND wine! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    Please send $19.95 to....

    and allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Sorry, No COD's.

    <small>Legal Disclaimer: Shipping party is not responsible for possible 'recurdling' of cheese or other milk products used to create this lasagna. Do not eat if lasagna is harder than solidified resin, or appears greenish in color. 4-6 week delivery time is relative, you may or may not get it within this time. For an accurate reading on how long actual lasagna will arrive at its intended destination, please refer to the farmer's almanac for the current year, measuring and taking into account the various flow and ebbs of tides in the western hemisphere. Shipped lasagna units are measured in 'preshipped' wieght. Lasagna was constructed using 'Layered' technique, however, scrambling of the contents is possible en-route. Any and all pictures of lasagna are dramitizations. Turkeys were harmed in the making of this lasagna. Cows may or may not have been harmed when milk-extraction process was used to yeild the dairy contents. Tomatoes, and other vegetables cannot be harmed. Eating too much of said lasagna may cause harm, especially when coupled with large amounts of alchohol. You may eat this lasagna and operate heavy machinery. Depending on the age of your oven, it may be considered heavy machinery. The term 'Heavy Machinery' is relative, you may or may not have 'heavy machinery'. Please consult all instructions before using heavy machinery. It is a good idea to wear pants while eating this lasagna. Pants are optional. Pants were not harmed in the making of this lasagna. This lasagna has been rated "G" by the motion picture association of america. By consuming this lasagna, you agree that any and all legal action will be handled by a system of mediation, and that all recourse will solely benefit the poster of the original lasagna recipe. This disclaimer is completly ficticious, and has no immediate association, nor bears portrayal to, any living person, place, event, pet fish, or other circumstance. <small>
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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    May contain traces of nuts <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

    Can I at least get some assurance that the chef was wearing pants while the lasagna was prepared and cooked?
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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    Well, in reviewing the legalities, it's possible that in creating the lasagna, the chef may or may not have been wearing pants, may or may not have read the manual for his oven, (which is definitely heavy machinery) may or may not have harmed a turkey, and may or many not be cooking with a pet fish in close proximity....

    Your guess is as good as mine, but my lawyer has forbidden me from giving any 'assurance' of any kind. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Drk's Infamously Simple Lasagna

    Well if he wasn't wearing pants, I hope he was wearing trousers! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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