In the past month or so I have made a few make ahead meals to keep in my lovely freezer!!
I spent a weekend making FOUR lasagnas! (Big shout out to Curry who told me to get the no-boil noodles!)
I made one of these for us, but wanted the other three to give to others. Often if there is a food sign up to make meals for new moms or families during sickness I sign up on a really busy day and it becomes stressful and inconvenient.
NOT what I am trying to do when I’m serving others. So I decided to take some time a few weekends ago and make a few lasagnas! I kind of used my usual recipe, except I used ground beef and some italian sausage as well:)
One day I browned a heck ton of ground beef and sausage. This took surprisingly long (I think I had 5 pounds of ground beef). I then portioned them out in different Pyrex containers.
The next day I was ready to put the lasagnas together. I got a bunch of noodles,
a giant can of tomato sauce
a few bags of cheese and went to work in these awesome disposable pans!! I am completely SOLD on disposable pans like these – at least for delivering food. Delivering food in a Pyrex or some other container is kind of a pain for everyone involved. The person getting food has to wash it and coordinate to get it back to you (along with all of the other dishes they received) in a reasonable manner and YOU are without that dish for weeks or maybe even months! You gotta do what you gotta do, but I am just loving the ease of this:)
Don’t forget to consider the size of your oven. Mine could only fit 2 at a time so I had to bake 2 rounds of lasagnas.