(In case you don't know how to do this try this phrase: "Dammi ricetta!" (Italian caveman speak for: GIVE ME RECIPE!)
It usually gets the point across, although if you don't say it nicely you'll probably get kicked out of the restaurant)
This is where Guido and I share our favorite Italian cuisine for the general public who has never experienced such exquisite textures and flavors in their native land. Buon appetito!
Mia Madre's Lasagna
1 & 1/2 lb.1 tsp.
1 package (1 & 1/4 ounces) mix
1 can (14 &1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15 ounce) tomato sauce
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
2 cups (16 ounces) small-curd cottage cheese
2 beaten eggs
12 corn tortillas (we liked the flour ones better) 6 inches, torn
3 & 1/2 to 4 cups
In a large skillet, brown meat, drain.
Add seasoned salt, taco seasoning mix, tomatoes, tomato sauce and chilies; mix well.
Simmer, uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.
Combine cottage cheese & eggs.
In a greased 13 x 9"x2" baking dish, layer half of the meat sauce, half of the tortillas, half the cottage cheese mixture and half of the Monterey Jack cheese.Repeat layers.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 min. before serving.
Serves 10 - 12.