white lasagna with basil and spinach

I realized a few things recently: one- the tortellini recipe I posted- the filling made waaaay to much, so here it is, resurfacing like an ugly sweater from your eccentric aunt. Not that I have an eccentric aunt. As a matter of fact, I think I am the eccentric aunt. Oh dear. Well, maybe not; people really do like mosaic glass boxes, don’t they? I do. I don’t give sweaters, but I am known to give containers. Containers are nice. They always look better than a pile of stuff, don’t you think? 🙂

I also realize it’s been a while since I’ve bored you with the goings on… oh wait- that’s what The Domestic Mama is about.  Well, I need to get busy there because I am in the middle of preparing to paint the kitchen  and maybe bedroom.  Then there’s rearranging. I get bored and like to move things around. Before and after pictures are fun of that.

Now, before you go thinking I’m totally clueless and heartless about what’s going on in the world and the weather… I’m not. I just know it’s sometimes nice to not think of something so sad on occasion. Seriously,  the news last night had me bawling like a 2 year old with a skinned knee. A girl’s husband died laying on top of her, protecting her. I was very tearful,  so was my hubby, but don’t tell him I told you.

With all respect, my prayers and blessings are with the people impacted by all the recent tragedy, around the world. I can only hope things like this bring humanity to surface in such a way that it is not forgotten, even after the storm has passed and towns are rebuilt.   I know I was changed after the hurricanes of 2004…and as much as I hated the situation, I am aware it did something for me, and I am happy about that.

Time for food:

I made a small (7×10) tray of lasagna, using my leftover filling from here, but- I am sure you can make a full tray with just skipping the tortellini part.

Y’all know how to layer lasagna, right? Of course. You guys are so smart.

For each altering layer, I used this:

This here is thawed, drained chopped spinach, garlic, salt, Parmesan and mozzarella.

It looks better with a fresh basil garnish, too…

mmm, oozing cheese.


white sauce for lasagna
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 4 tbs flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 c milk
  • 1/2 container of Italian herb cooking creme
  1. In a sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat and add the flour to make a pale roux.(paste)
  2. By pale, I mean- don’t brown the butter!
  3. Add the milk and continue to cook over med-high heat until mixture thickens.
  4. Add the seasoning and the cooking cream, and stir until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add to lasagna layers, and pour extra on top.
  6. Also great as a pasta sauce.




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