Yesterday, I was reminded of the biggest disagreement I have with my husband: lasagna.
We may have different opinions about kids, religion, politics, and other food like steak and deep dish (I hate both, he likes both), but we're able to strike a compromise, a balance, or find a place where we can tolerate the other's opinions.
Except for lasagna.
He likes his lasagna noodles to be extra soft and for the whole thing to slide around and he likes beef and sausage in it.
I like mine to have structure--to keep its shape when cut and eaten, with no meat, and the noodles al dente, which is usually best achieved by boiling the noodles in the sauce available in the pan, and covering it with foil for most of the baking period, uncovering it for the last few minutes to get a toasted cheese top.
He calls mine "crunchy lasagna." I call his "gross.'
And we still can't find a happy spot where our lasagna opinions can coexist. The safest bet is to not make it at all.
We tried over three years ago, when we were still newlyweds. He made it his way, and I didn't like how the noodles slid all over and were too soft. It was like baby food.
Then I tried making it my way another week, but ran out of tomato sauce so I tried using ketchup as a substitute and it tasted absolutely horrible and too sweet that I had to throw the rest of it out because I couldn't stand it either, so he couldn't properly taste mine.
Every time since that we think about making lasagna again, we can't agree what recipe to use, and end up giving up the idea yet again.
Is there a recipe out there that will satisfy the both of us? Or are we doomed to never have homemade lasagna again?