A visit to Italy

Don’t I wish!  Instead, we’re settling for Ms. Crocker’s rendition of baked lasagna.  I don’t know a whole lot about food history.  Heck, I don’t know if lasagna is actually an Italian dish.  I do know that it contains the things we love; tomotoes, cheese and pasta.

The recipe is a part of the section titled “Buffet Suppers”.  (As a catch up, I’m playing with recipes from “Betty Crocker’s Hostess Cookbook” published in 1967.)

Ms. Crocker is positively extactic as she provides the reason for going with a supper buffet.  In short, she says,

“If your friends are legion but your table space limited, here’s a party tailor-made for you.  You can serve as many people as you have chairs for, because this delicious colorful meal can be eaten from a plate or tray balanced on the lap.  There’s nothing to cut with a knife, nothing to run off a tipped plate.  Furthermore, the eye-catching antipasto salad arranged like a bright bouquet is the centerpiece of your buffet table needs.”  

What sort of human being would I be if I didn’t share a pic of this delicious repast?  A crap human being, that’s the sort!  

To be frank, I opted to make the lasagna rather than the Kabobed Antipasto Salad.  The lasagna seemed easier than sticking things into an eggplant and I just don’t have the artistic eye to pull that one off.  But that salad is pretty glorious.  Am I right?  

Lasagna is in the oven, the kitchen is hotter than the back half of hell and I’ll share the results tomorrow.

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