Unfortunately, I was unable to complete this goal. Evelina claims she does not, and will not ever like lasagna. Not that she doesn’t eat it…I on the other hand lean a little more towards the Garfield-lasagna-for-every-meal-would-be-heaven camp. So our equal admiration of a lasagna recipe was unlikely from the start.
In light of her stubbornness I planned on making her a lasagna with these ingredients:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 green pepper, minced
- 1/2 tbs chopped cilantro
- 2 tbs adobo seasoning
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tbs vinegar
- 1 envelope sazón (or 2 tbs taco spices)
- 2 bay leaves
- 8 green stuffed olives, halved
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 4 plantains, peeled and sliced into strips
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbs milk
- 2 cups white shredded cheese
- vegetable oil
I found this recipe on the interwebs, and for the life of me, I cannot find the original website. It was a very cute website with lots of fun recipes. If you find it, please let me know so I can link back to it. Anywho – you can see this recipe doesn’t really result in a lasagna. I thought it would be perfect, and tricky.
What I did not plan for was how difficult it would be to find plantains in Sweden. (Thus far completely impossible.) That’s why this goal never happened.
I have a new plan, though. I have the super secret meat sauce recipe courtesy of Evelina’s mother. Evelina truly enjoys this meat sauce. The plan then follows three simple steps. 1. I am going to make the super secret meat sauce. 2. I am going to layer said meat sauce between lasagna noodles. 3. I am going to abstain from any and all cheese and put said layered goodness in the oven.
This will be the lasagna that Evelina loves, I just know it. This is not a secret plan, as Evelina now knows it’s contents, but I still have faith. Keep posted to see what she thinks – I’m hoping for a guest post, but y’all may have to settle for an interview.