Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fast and Furious Tidbits about Lasagna




I love lasagna. It can be made in so many ways! The other day we ate at a local Italian restaurant just to enjoy dinner out. The décor was very welcoming.




The textured bottle is used to serve water

Although I always think of lasagna as an Italian dish, it’s been attributed to Ancient Greece and Early Britain. Named after the layers of sauce and pasta, there’s been a debate for centuries about where this fabulous, flagrant dish truly originated. 


Who remembers Garfield and his insatiable passion for this delicious food?


National Lasagna Day is July 29th, but there’s no need to wait a year between servings. Lasagna freezes well. Pull it out and reheat in the oven or microwave. 


If you don’t have time to boil the noodles (or you just consider them too messy), get oven-ready lasagna noodles that go right into the pan.  Most varieties are precooked and a bit thinner. They are dried and then boxed for sale.





Weird Al Yankovic treated us to some funny songs, including “Like a Surgeon” (a parody on Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”).  “La Bamba” did not escape from his attention. You can catch the alternate song “Lasagna” on You Tube.

Are there any food trivia facts you’d like to share?

25 comments:

  1. I grew up in a big Italian family and lasagna was a family favorite. So where ever it came from - THANK YOU :)

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    1. My mom was a spaghetti aficionado. Each child carried away a favorite recipe. I'm glad you enjoy lasagna, too.

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  2. I have no food trivia. I'm not that awesome with trivia. LOL. I DO however love to make and freeze lasagna ahead of time.

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    1. It's always nice to have something yummy on hand to pull out of the freezer and serve.

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  3. Lasagna is one of my FAVORITE songs! Weird Al is a genius.

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I couldn't pass up sharing it in this article. I agree that he is a genius, too. His performances on MTV videos are incredible.

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  4. We love to make lasagna for family gatherings. I always like it better when it is reheated the second day.

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  5. I had no idea there was a national lasagna day. I think every day should be national lasagna day!

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  6. Lasagna is one of my favourite. My husband makes them in bulk and freezes them. They are so good and one of our family favourites! - Jeanine

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  7. I love a good lasagna. I make it occasionally for the family.

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  8. We'll be celebrating on July 29th for sure. Lasagna might be one of our favorite pasta dishes to experiment with.

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  9. My Mom makes great lasagna, but my cousin... she always adds strange things to hers. Never know what kind of meat or non meat product will be in it.

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  10. This is awesome! Thanks for the info! I didn't know there was a national day for my favorite lasagna! :D

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  11. We like to have lasagna at our house quite often. We like different types too. Sometimes we eat vegetable lasagna, sometimes it's the traditional meat kind, so on and so forth. They are all tasty.

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  12. We love lasagna, but I don't make it as often as I should! We have been hooked on veggie lasagna lately. So good!

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  13. I had no idea there was a lasagna day. How neat! We will be celebrating ;)

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  14. This sounds appetizing. I had to giggle at the Garfield photo. Perfect.

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  15. We have pasta nights every Friday and we do enjoy lasagna even if it is not Friday yet! I don't have any food trivia, but I would want to thank the people who thought about layering flat noodles and sauce, and created this dish that is loved worldwide!

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  16. When I was a kid I always loved Garfield. The reason being was that lasagna was also his favorite food.

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  17. lol on the song info. ;) I like lasagna. Traditional is my fave, but veggie is a close second.

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  18. I love eating lasagna but refuse to make it.. I know odd right. I can totally use the no-bake noodles. Maybe one day!

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  19. OMG you brought me back to my childhood with the Garfield post. I remember he was obsessed with lasagna!

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  20. I love lasagna as well. It's also a favorite in the house. There are so many ways to do it and we just look forward to dinner every time! It's cool to know more about the history though!

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  21. We love lasagna, but I don't make it as often as I should! We have been hooked on veggie lasagna lately. So good!


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