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July 29th is National Lasagna Day
you're looking for something to do today then I hope you brought your
appetite because it's National Lasagna Day! All that pasta,
cheese and sauce is sure to please your tongue! Let's get right
into celebrating National Lasagna Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today isn't quite different from other food holidays when you
look into the reason behind it. When it comes to Italians, they know
how to cook and they also know how to eat, a lot! And when you think of
eating a plateful of lasagna, you know you're going to be full very
soon. Not only does it fill you up but it's delicious so of course a
lot of people, Italian or not, are going to love lasagna. And their
love, combined with your love, is the reason for this holiday!
And, as with a lot of food, people aren't too sure of the origins
of lasagna. Did it come from the Greek laganon, which is flat, pasta
dough cut into strips? Did it come from the Greek lasanon, which means
chamber pot - a possible evolution of the name of the dish the first
lasagna was made in? Or did it come from the 14th century, English
Loseyn, which was made in a similar way? No one knows, but the last
option is a little flawed because tomatoes didn't show up in Europe
until well after Columbus found America. And what kind of lasagna
doesn't have tomato sauce?
Lasagna is a lovely layered feast of
flat pasta, sauce, cheese and other ingredients. You throw down a layer
of pasta, slap some cheese and sauce on there and repeat that a few
times. It can literally be a balanced meal in itself. Some people love
tossing some meat into their sauce while others like vegetables like
spinach in theirs, which would be called Lasagne verdi AKA green
lasagna. How do you like your lasagna?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, since you're asking
me, we're going to start out with the easiest and possibly the best way
to enjoy this celebration. Find a really nice Italian restaurant in
your area, get a reservation, order yourself and others some lasagna
when you get there and get ready for a delicious feast! I say this is
the best way to celebrate because you're going to get some authentic
lasagna, made from scratch and you didn't have to do any of the
cooking. Sounds good, doesn't it?
But hey, there are other lazy
ways to celebrate! Do you know how many boxed and frozen versions of
lasagna there are out there? I'm sure you do... so why don't you go get
one? Yes, it won't taste as good but it won't take that long to make.
So maybe you could make two versions and see who makes the best, lazy
man's lasagna. But if you want complete control over your
celebration and you have a little time on your hands then you better
start looking for a good lasagna recipe. Head to the store and get
everything you need and then start working your kitchen kung fu! The
fresher your ingredients are the better your lasagna will taste. But I
will recommend that you don't slack on the cheese or other fillings in
your lasagna, unless of course you enjoy your sauce just gushing out
the second you put the lasagna on your plate. Have a great day
and enjoy satisfying your appetite!