I made lasagna today, the traditional version (aka without ricotta/cottage cheese). And as I was making the meat sauce, I thought, Life should be like lasagna: easy to make but so rich and so intense looking.
This is, of course, wishful thinking, or perhaps a matter of perspective. I know plenty of people who would disagree with me and say lasagna is not easy to make. But honestly? It really is.
- You grab the oven ready lasagna noodles.
- Make a meat sauce (I make it from scratch, but really, you could fry up some garlic and onion, throw in some ground beef, brown it all with some salt and pepper, and then throw in a store bought pasta sauce. Simmer it for 20 min, and boom! Meat sauce!).
- Make the cheese sauce (you can go the traditional cheese sauce way, which is a bit of effort, or you can grab some ricotta/cottage cheese, crack in an egg, add some salt and pepper, and mix it up, and done!).
- Layer it all, top it with some shredded mozzarella, cover with foil, and pop it in the oven at 375 F for 30 min.
You don't need a lot of ingredients, it only takes an hour or so to make, and it's a complete meal. Whip up a small salad for a side of freshness, and you've got a crazy rich and crazy delicious dinner that will make most people ooh and aah.
(But for real, I'll post recipes of both versions of my lasagna on here some day soon.)
For the most part, life usually takes work. Sometimes it's not as much work as you think it is, because you end up doing all this pseudo work in your mind while you're dreading the work. If you just get to it, it's not generally a big deal.
So maybe life IS like lasagna.