Happy New Year to you on this first day of 2014! We had homemade lasagna to celebrate New Year’s Eve and I had not made it in a long time and it was so good. I know that with the New Year people will make lots of resolutions and set goals as far as health and fitness is concerned. I have tried through the years to use a balanced approach to my diet and I try to eat healthy and stay active. However, I still enjoy special meals and special times sharing those meals with my friends and family.
The recipe I am sharing with you today is for a traditional lasagna recipe that I clipped from a magazine or newspaper many years ago. It freezes very well and I like having some stashed away in the freezer for one of those days when I just don’t have time to cook. It does take a long time for the sauce to simmer but it is worth the effort and the aroma makes your home smell so warm and inviting. The only thing I did different in preparing this was use the whole grain lasagna noodles and we honestly could not tell the difference. Now even though I will have another meal of this lasagna, you can bet that I will be having black eyed peas, collards and corn bread tonight. I have been preparing that meal for January 1st for over 40 years and it is a long standing Southern tradition that I enjoy.
I hope you enjoy this meal because it is such a great comfort food on a cold winter’s day. I quit making New Year’s Resolutions a few years ago but I will say that I do have a few goals in mind. I will share with you new recipes and old recipes that have been prepared in the South over the years. Personally, I am going to learn to slow down a little bit. My husband even told me today that I have so much energy it amazes him. I will continue to make my “to do” lists but maybe shorten them a little. Hope your 2014 is your very best and I look forward to sharing special times, special places and special Southern traditions with you in the coming year. I saw the following post on a friend’s Facebook page today and wanted to share it with you. I think it is a perfect thought and resolution for the New Year.
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