Certainly not whipped up, but worth the whisk and the dishes…

There are just some nights that you absolutely crave something, despite the care and diligence it takes to actually create it.

No whipping up, here, for sure.

But if you’ve never had Ina Garten’s Portobello Mushroom Lasagna, I have no idea what you are waiting for. It’s gorgeous, brilliant, delicious, you name it. It’s it.

The cheesy goodness, coupled with the butter sauteed mushrooms, gush! And despite being a load of steps (including prepping the mushrooms and sauteing them, as well as stirring and thickening the bechamel sauce, never mind the actual assembly of the lasagna itself), there are just those nights…

Some mods to Ina’s recipes I swear by: substituting half unsalted butter with half salted butter because it gives the mushrooms added flavor, adding a mix of Parmesan cheese and Gruyere, despite it only calling for the parm, and forgoing the nutmeg because even though the world over claims it enhances white sauces, I hate hate hate nutmeg in savory cookery.

There you have it.

What kinds of recipes do you just have to create some nights after work, despite them lacking that “whip it up!” quality?

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