Sunday, March 8, 2009

Helping Mom Make Lazanne

I helped make lazanne for our company! Mom says that I'm a very good helper in the kitchen!

You take a large bowl and mix together one pound of ricotta and 2 eggs and a little bit of salt and pepper and a couple of shakes of parsley and a couple of spoonfuls of parmesan cheese!

Then you slice mozzerella cheese so it's ready and waiting for the lazanne layers!Mom has been using the oven-ready noodles because dad really likes them - he thinks it tastes more old fashioned - but you don't have to, you can use the old-style noodle that you have to boil first!
I always get to sample the mozzerella - just to make sure it's fresh and yummy!We used a 9" X 13" pyrex dish. You start with a layer of tomato sauce, add a layer of noodles, then you heap the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles and then add sliced mozzerella!
Now you start the layers all over again - sauce, noodles, ricotta mixture and mozzerella!
When you are all done layering you add sauce to finish it off and then a sprinkling of parmesan cheese! This is how it looks before it goes into a 325 degree oven and bakes for about 45-60 minutes, depending on if your sauce is ice cold from the frig or if you have just made it and you're using it hot from the saucepan!

Mom covers her lazanne with tin foil for about half of the baking time and then takes the foil off for the remainder of the baking time.

We added a sliced meatball and a sausage on the side for the meat lovers in the group!

We'll be making a nice salad next! This is the best part because I get lots of handouts now! Mom says we have to wait for Mitch to come back inside from helping dad in the workshop so that he can enjoy cucumbers and bell peppers and lettuce too! Both of us LOVE veges!

But for now, toss me a tomato, mom!Mitch and I love when company comes! It's so much fun begging to see how many hand outs we get before mom starts yelling at us! And I love sneaking around under the table and stealing the guests napkins off their laps and eating them! The used ones are best, ya know!

So until next time..................

Love ya lots,



Jake of Florida said...

Thanks for the recipe, pals. We've been urging Mom to make lazanne for us for months now -- although last night we did have meatballs and psghetti -- but she's always found an excuse. Now she has none!!!


Jake and Just Harry

Raising Addie said...


Maggie you sure are a good helper!

Our mom is drooling. She wishes she could cook! We will ask dad to look at the recipe and see if he could make it.

We LOVE that you steel the napkins from laps! That is too much fun!

Looks like you enjoy tomatos. How about lettuce? We are not sure if we should eat it or not, so we just shred it and leave it all over the room! BOL

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and lucie

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Yum Maggie! I love hanging around mum's feets while she is cooking too and getting the crumbs. Until she trip over me and then I get shouted at. :(
~lickies, Ludo

Mason Dixie said...

That lasagna looks yummy. I have never had a tomato before, will have to ask for one or come to dinner at your house. =)

The Army of Four said...

That looks incredible! Can we come over? Please? We'll be on our best behavior, honest!
Play bows,
PS: Tell your mom I even help with the dishes!

Gus said...

Maggie - muzzer wants to know if you will come later this spring to help her with a round of pawties she is doing? She says you are a much better helper than me and Teka, and wants to know if you charge hourly or by the day?


Sophie Brador said...

Mags, Mom says she wants to go to your house for dinner. She thinks the napkin stealing is hilarious. I best not come along because I might fight you for those tomatoes. I'm not much into sharing, except with tennis balls and stuffies.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Oh my!

Mom says I shouldn't have shown this to she's drooling all over my laptop!

Please, khan we khome fur lazanne?


Noah the Airedale said...

Hmmmm that lasanni looks delish. Pinky has used those sheets too. She also uses the fresh sheets. Has your mum tried those? I think either way, it all turns out well.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie!
That lazanne looks delicious! And it looks pretty easy to make! I am going to tell my grandma about it!
I hope you got more than that little tomato!
Have fun
Kisses and hugs

Mack said...

I love company too. But mom says we can't have much because of us three doggies. I don't understand....don't strangers love to be licked and bit??

Niamh said...

Any thing with that much cheese in it looks delicious to me Maggie. Glad you got to taste some. Your mom looks like she is a great cook.

Your friend,

Sherry said...

Alanis and I are both drooling over this. Wish we were there....

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Sounds yummy!
I love sitting by my cousin to eat up anything that she drops at the table!

Unknown said...

Yummy! Your Mommy's always cooking the best things. It makes me want to lick the computer screen for a taste!

Your pal,


Kess And Her Mama said...

You're a terrific chef helper, Maggie. The lasagna looks absolutely delicious. Did you get some too?

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi M& M
You also need to sample the cheese to make sure its safe for humans!
Oh the recipe looks so grand! Makes my nose snif!
My mama knows how to make Tofu. What do ya think of that?
Great pics

Teddy Bear said...

You did a great job helping! I hope you both got a sample of the lazanne that you helped create. Yum! Lazanne is one of my favs too.

Teddy Bear

the many Bs said...

what time is dinner? we will be there and we don't want to be late!


Lucia said...

Ciao M&M!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! Amo pasta e pomodoro e parmigiano e mozzarella e prezzemolo e ricotta e uovi e most of all, the magnifico way your mama put them all together! Molto squisito!!!

Tanti baci!

Asta said...

I wish you would come ovew and help my Mommi make some of that yummielicious awe a soopewb cook..I would give you tomatoes and salad while we waited fow it to bake..yummmmm
That must have been one fine dinnew
smoochie kisses

Cassie said...

That looks so tasty. Now I'm hungry again and it's too late to eat! Cassie

We are proud of your good behavior while your folks are away! I am usually very good too and Hootie is trying his best...but not always successfully. X-BabyRocketDog

Joe Stains said...

Oh ok, LASAGNA!! You had me for a minute there with the spelling but holy cow does that look delicious!!

Bae Bae said...

That looks yummilicious. I love the cheese

~ Bae

Suzuki said...

Pawsome job Maggie!
I would eat ev-furry thing before it got to the oven :)
Big licks to you

DogzRock! said...

You are a gorgeous dog and I would love it if we could follow each others blogs.
Love Travis xx!!!

Princess Patches said...

You are such a great kitchen helper, Maggie! We help, all the time too, but we usually end up getting in trouble for being under Mom's feets when she is trying to move around. We really like veggies too...except lettuce. It has no taste! We always take it, but leave it on the living room floor. Now, the napkin stealing thing makes you a very typical Airedale! You're right...the used ones are the BEST!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Simba and Jazzi said...

You should have made two, one for the humans and one for the doggies.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Snowball said...

Yohoo! Jie jie made lazanne too but she uses meat sauce and I did not get to sample the cheese. bummer...

Mitch is certainly a big boy now. He not only can be trusted to be let loose when the hooman is not around, he is also taking up the responsibility of helping your dad with his work. Way to go, Mitchy boy!


Dexter said...

We have a glass table so its hard to be too sneaky. You are a big help with the cooking. Guests are good targets for handouts.


Amber-Mae said...

OMD!!!! That looks SO good! Now I'm hungry again.

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Kelly said...

That lasagna is making my mouth water! Maggie, I just know she couldn't have done it without your help, cutie pie!

Hollie and Janie said...

You are such an awesome helper! That lazanna looks divine!! I had olives for the first time yesterday, and they were yummy! Tell Mitch that I do not like apples. My mom keeps trying to get me to eat them, but I spit them out... Wouldn't Mitch be horrified!!

Kirby said...

ohhh, so hungry now! Maggie, you are the best kitchen helper ever! I'm so glad that you help make such wonderful foodables!

Your pal,

Archie and Melissa said...

hi m & m!

oh my goodness! that looks delicious! i wish we had smell and taste-o-vision over here!

lucky pups!

m & e

Tee said...

*droooollll* Now if only my human would let me be her kitchen helper ... I'd volunteer to TRY every single ingredient to make sure its FRESH!

Licks and Wags,

Tuffy of Dog Woods

Digsby Mac Feegle said...

Napkins off laps, brilliant! I am going to have to try that!

Finni said...

That must be one of my favourites Maggie. You lucky Dales! We haven't had Lasagne for some time. I think I'll ask mum to make some soon. I'm drooling!!! I agree, used napkins are the best.
Thanks for the post!
Finni xx

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh yum! I adore Lasagne, is that the same as Lazanne? Well, it looks the same!!!!

I always lurk under the dining table, there is always a feast to be had under there when we have company, and Jeannie always slips me some tasty morsels too!

lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxx Jeannie says the recipe sounds beautiful!


Hector and Lola said...

Hi Maggie! That's so fun that you got to help make lasagna!! We have lasagna every Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we don't get to help make it. We always taste it, though! YUMMY!! That sounds like an awesome recipe! -Hector and Lola

Fred said...

Mmm...that sounds like a good thing for my Old Girl to make TONIGHT!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Yummy... our mum says can she have some from the side without the meat..hehe

Holly & Zac...XX

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh that sounds so yummy. We are going to get mom a pen and paper to start a list..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lady Kaos said...

I love when company comes over, too. Especially when they're really messy eaters!!!!!! hehe
I'm still trying to get caught up with everybody. I'm off to read some more blogs now, or maybe take a nap, it's hard work getting sor far behind!

DogzRock! said...

Hey that sounds yummmmmmy!!!
Thanks fur dropping by my blog.
Love travis
P.S I am now following your blog!!!

Allison Walton said...

Mmmm....dat laa-saa-nya looks soo nummy!

We hidez undur da table wen we hav gests. Dey iz alwayz dropping da foodz fur us! Daddee duzint wike it, but we duz it aneewayz.

Gus and Waldo

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Maggie you sure are a good helper!!!!!!
Our mom is drooling!!!!!!
we love lazanne...are tipically Italian and our mom love cooking it!!!
can we taste some of yours Pleaseeeeeeee???
so we can try the difference!!!WAAWAAAWAAAA!!!!
we love you dear friends and your blog is very very cool!!!
kisses and licks!!!!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Maggie you sure are a good helper!!!!!!
Our mom is drooling!!!!!!
we love lazanne...are tipically Italian and our mom love cooking it!!!
can we taste some of yours Pleaseeeeeeee???
so we can try the difference!!!WAAWAAAWAAAA!!!!
we love you dear friends and your blog is very very cool!!!
kisses and licks!!!!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Lazanne! Yummmm!
Your mom is the greatest cook!
I want to change my name to Lazanne after I read this post.
And I will add used napkins onto my food list, haha, thanks a bunch!

Amber and Nala said... steal napkins!! Guess what...we have a lasagna in the oven right fact, it is beeping...I must go! ;)

Unknown said...

Hi Maggie! Hi Mitch!

OMG! I am so happy you don't have to stay in your crate anymore! I don't have to stay in a crate either...I did chew on a wall one time though...Mom's thought was that it was because she restricted my house access...

Love you two....Hercy

Anonymous said...

Looks dee-licious! (And anybody who likes the boil-first kind of noodles better isn't doing the cooking!)

See ya!

Southbaygirl said...

Mom and I had company last night too! But mom didn't make yummy food! I hope you got lots of tastes before mom shut it down!!


Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Maggie...
MMmmmmm.... do you have some leftover for me?? It's a bummer our mom is a l.o.u.s.y cook.. **sigh**

Clive said...


We love lasagne in this house too! What a great recipe ...

lots of woofs

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Hi Maggie,

Wow....that dindin sure looks yummy. I like green peppers too!!

Mommy is so proud of Mitch. Trust is a very important thing. She said she wished you and Mitch loved closer so we could come visit you guys.

Love Mona

Thoughts said...

Thanks for the delicious recipe guys, looks like your Mom is one mean cook! And you are such good helpers, we prefer to sample all the cheese that is used in the kitchen also. its one of our most favorite foods!

Benson and Gibson


tomatoe for u? oh yes the used napkins is always the best, tissue is even better me and my sister Dollar love it.

Moco said...

We wish that we were coming to dinner at your house.

Anonymous said...

Maggie the Super Cook! That lasagne really makes me drool a lot and I think that Jane is going to dry that recipe next weekend! Thanks a lot!



Georgeous said...

Umm yummy, Lasanne looks good. I wish I could help with the cooking...

DogzRock! said...

Yum-Yum that sure looks good!!!
I have left a another post on my blog about times and entries!!!
love Travis

Eduardo said...

OMD, my Mommy is going to make that this week! She has to go to this store frist! Thanks for posting this!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We were disappointed, no bunnies or snakes..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

CoCo said...

I'm sure you two probably were the best helpers when your Mommy accidentally dropped a few pieces of the ingredients on the floor. I know that I'm the best picker-upper when my Mama cooks!


Colin Harries said...

Yummo! Noah and his sissies come to our place for dinner most weeks (and we go to Noah's too and I'm allowed to sit on their lounge chairs) but my mum doesn't give me much when she's I'm going to show her how YOU get treated to see if she relents. Poor me! Haha!love from Colin Harries xx