Al Dente! A Plate of Love



   It was our first year anniversary and I am thinking of doing something special for my hubby. At first, I decided to surprise him with a dinner in a restaurant. I tried to call Sheridan Hotel here in Iloilo in order to ask if they do romantic dinner for two. They said they can do it in a hut near their infinity pool. I describe to them what I wanted to happen. I told them that I wanted the place to be private. I even asked them to scatter petals of roses around the table and of course few candles to make it more romantic. I am already convinced to do it on our anniversary day. Their cuisine is also alluring that really fits for a romantic dinner yet my plan wasn’t pursued due to some reasons.

   Therefore I kept on thinking of other ways in order to delight my hubby. Going out on our anniversary day was not an option anymore since I can’t leave my baby at home even if he has his nanny. So I thought of ways on how to surprise him at home… I suddenly remember his favorite pasta, the baked lasagna. I haven’t tried making one but I am willing to try and give the best of it since I know that it will surely impress my hubby. Hence, I searched for a recipe that I can just easily follow.

   I got my recipe for baked lasagna in http://panlasangpinoy.com/. Their recipe is easy yet very delicious. When my hubby tasted it, he really said that it is indeed his favorite Italian casserole dish.

Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients

§  1 lb mozzarella cheese
§  1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
§  1 lb lasagna

Meat Sauce:
§  1 lb ground beef
§  1/2 cup chopped onions
§  2 cloves garlic, chopped
§  28 ounces crushed tomatoes
§  16 ounces tomato sauce
§  6 ounces tomato paste
§  1/2 cup Water
§  2 tbsp cooking oil
§  2 tbsp white sugar
§  3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
§  3 tbsp fresh Basil leaves, chopped
§  1 tsp salt
§  1 tsp Italian Seasoning
§  1/2 tsp ground pepper

White Sauce:
§  2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
§  1 1/2 lb ricotta cheese
§  1 piece raw egg

            After baking lasagna, I thought of serving it in a special way. I served it in a plate of love composed of mashed potato as a side dish, red ruby cherry cheesecake as the dessert and the best Italian dish baked by yours truly, lasagna.



Bake yours now! It will surely amaze your loved ones.

7 comments:

  1. That looks delicious! I love making lasagna for my family. I'd like to try your recipe.

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  2. That would be a perfect dish for my husband, he loves lasagna! Three lbs of cheese is a lot though.

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  3. looks very yummy, and your presentation looks so gourmet, very well done!! am sure your husband was elated with your thoughtfulness, what a priceless anniversary gift, you really went out of your way to make the day very special

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  4. Panlasang Pinoy is our go-to site when we want to cook something delicious. Will definitely try this one, i love lasagna!

    Love the presentation. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. God bless your family.

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  5. Happy Anniversary! I think that you preparing something for your loved one is more romantic to be honest. I have not tried making lasagna, I'm scared of that pasta LOL.

    I go to panlasangpinoy as well. That's where I learned how to cook a handful of our dishes.

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  6. Happy 1st Anniversary to both of you I am sure your partner did cherish what you've made for him.

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  7. So sweet of you naman making your hubby's fave dish. I know so happy siya on what you have prepared. seems a good dish too.

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