Posts Tagged ‘lasagna’

Lasagna seems like a pretty straight-forward, simple meal, right? It is, if you use dried noodles, canned sauce, and pre-shredded cheese. However, on my quest to eat “real” foods (not prepared foods with additives and preservatives) I wanted to make my own sauce and noodles, and hit up the special cheeses section and grate my own cheeses. Chaos, frustration and exhaustion ensue.

Spoiler alert! It ends happily ever after.


I love Italian food. Well, I love pasta. OK, carbs. But, I really do like pasta and especially Italian food. And mostly DeFazio’s (2706 Amidon). I grew up west of Wichita (Colwich, represent!), so my family frequented DeFazio’s. As we got older my parents made it an event to take each of us girls to dinner for our birthdays. I ALWAYS chose DeFazio’s. In fact, I think most of us chose DeFazio’s. But as I’ve grown up (read: moved to the east side of town), my restaurant horizons have expanded. And it seems Sweet Basil (2424 N. Woodlawn) is good competition for DeFazio’s.

Caution: Melty cheesy ahead!