Cheap Date Night Italian Style – Lasagna, Italian Margaritas and Italian Hand Gestures

Today I’m going out on a limb and doing a recipe that takes a bit of time. I know, I know, don’t panic. It’s all still very easy, and the results are Mwah! fantabulous.

Microwave Lasagna

1lb ground beef
1 jar Ragu
9 Lasagna noodles
12 oz. carton cottage cheese
16oz package mozzarella cheese

Pick a glass pan as big as your microwave will hold. Grease the bottom a bit with oil and set it aside. Boil 9 lasagna noodles according to directions. While they are boiling, brown a pound of hamburger, then drain and put back in the pan with a jar of Ragu. Heat to bubbling.

In the pan, put down 3 noodles. Top with 1/3 the meat mix, 1/2 carton cottage cheese and 1/3 mozzarella cheese. Repeat two more times, with the top layer being just meat and cheese. Cover with a Saran Wrap type of cover, venting at two corners and cook for 13 min on high.

If you like your lasagna browned on top, toss it in the oven on broil for a few minutes before serving.

Smart Ass Romance - Bottums Up - Fun Drink RecipesWhile your lasagna is in cool down mode, let’s make some Italian Margaritas.

1 shot Amaretto
1/2 shot triple sec
small splash lime juice
Sweet and sour mix
In a shaker combine the liquors and lime juice and 2 shots of sweet and sour mix. Shake it shake it baby, then pour into a tall glass.

Ready? Scoop up your lasagna, get a sip of your margarita, put your fuzzy pink slippers up and lets learn to speak Italian – complete with hand gestures!

Buon appetito!

6 Responses to “Cheap Date Night Italian Style – Lasagna, Italian Margaritas and Italian Hand Gestures”

  • Yum! And the drink sounds delish!

    I’m thinking this recipe wouldn’t work with the no-boil lasagna noodles. Also, I think you forgot to add the mushrooms. 🙂

  • No mushrooms in mine either. That’s not Italian! Loved the hand gestures and will be doing the one for “delicioso” as I eat the lasagna and slurp that beverage.

    • Jen loves mushrooms Patricia, but more importantly she knows how much I detest them…lol…don’t even get us started on seaweed! Enjoy the meal!

  • It’s never even occurred to me to make lasagna in the micro. Thanks for the nifty recipe! Ironically, I’m making a healthy, but standard, kind tonight… No boiling involved, but it takes far longer than your snappy number. 🙂

    • For me August, it’s all about the speeeeeeeeeeed……sometimes I get jumpy waiting for microwave popcorn! Enjoy your supper and entertain your guests with your new hand gestures! =)

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