My first introduction to lasagna was when I was around 12-13 years old. I started to become fascinated with cooking shows during this time and that is when I was introduced to this dish. To be honest, I don’t think we had any Italian dishes prior to this unless you count pizza.
I remember asking my mom to make lasagna and to this day I still remember what my very first lasagna looked and tasted like. It was...not good. Haha, of course I don’t blame my mom. She knew nothing about cooking an Italian dish other than referencing the dish from a cooking show. The lasagna was made free form on a sheet pan which resulted in dried crunchy pasta. She insisted on adding scallions to the meat sauce which somehow made it seem more Asian to me. And, the cheese..haha, she used Kraft singles. It fell quite short of my expectations although my mol gets an A for effort.
I have made countless lasagnas on my own since and I’m happy to report that they do not include Kraft singles. I hope you like my version of a vegetarian lasagna.