Okay, so last night, my friend had a SHITTY day (she works with me and I saw what had happened) so when she got off work she went home. Hours later when I got off work and bought some groceries, showed up to her place where she greeted me, bawling her eyes dry. So we made lasagna! I had never made lasagna and she hadn't either, but we had a bunch of stuff and we're like, "Y'know, let's not use a recipe and just wing this!" And let me tell you this was some of the BEST lasagna we've had! So we wrote down what we did afterwards and called this our "Best Friend Lasagna!" So here, put up some recipes that you made good dishes when you just winged it! I'll put mine here. ==== Levusti's BEST FRIEND LASAGNA! Made FROM SCRATCH! Ingredients: A buncha tomatoes (we used about 8 large tomatoes) 1 Carrot 1 Celery Mushrooms (we used maybe 5?) 1 half of a large onion 3 cloves garlic Few sprigs of cilantro Pack of ground meat (we used turkey to keep it a little bit leaner) 1 pack of cream cheese (then we made it fattening with this, instead of cottage cheese) 1 pack of shredded cheese Salt Pepper Various other spices like rosemary, oregano, thyme, and basil Milk or Cream Dehydrated Lasagna noodles. Procedure: Preheat your oven to 350F/175C Boil your lasagna noodles. Since this takes several minutes, begin the other steps as the lasagna noodles cook. Boil a pot of water and put in the tomatoes when the water boils. Boil the tomatoes until they are soft inside (you can take a fork and if it's easy to push a fork in, they're done.) As this boils (it may take a while), prepare your vegetables. Chop your carrots, celery, onion, cilantro and mushrooms. Mince your garlic. With a large pot (you'll later use this pot to make the sauce) set to high heat, saute the garlic and onions in cooking oil. Saute until the onions become translucent. Add your ground meat and brown. Add more oil, if needed. While the meat browns, take your tomatoes, and drain them in the colander. Remove the peels. They should come right off. If they're too hot, use a fork. (SAFETY FIRST!) Once the meat is fully brown, throw these tomatoes in and mash them up. Once the tomatoes have been thoroughly blended, add your carrots, celery, cilantro, and mushrooms. Allow this to come to a full boil and add your spices during this time. Make sure to taste it periodically and adjust it to taste. Add milk or cream after it boils for 10 minutes. (I'd say we put maybe 1/4 cup of milk, but we didn't measure, so....) Bring to medium heat and allow it to simmer. Stir periodically. Meanwhile, take a casserole pan and oil the bottom and sides. Once the sauce has been slightly thickened (WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT THICK!! So it kinda looks like stew when it's ready), place a layer of meat in the casserole dish. Follow with a layer of lasagna noodles. Follow with a layer of microwaved cream cheese (I didn't know it was supposed to be cottage cheese, but cream cheese makes it taste DECADENT). Microwaving the cream cheese makes it easier to spread. Follow with a layer of shredded cheese. Continue in this fashion until all your ingredients are exhausted. Bake until it looks yummy. (We baked it for maybe 15 minutes? It could have been baked a little longer so it could have made crispy sides.) Check periodically, making sure it doesn't burn. DEVOUR VEHEMENTLY. ANYWAYS! Have fun! This was made literally out of the blue. I didn't know there was such things as premade tomato sauces (I'm such a man). But this tasted great too! This was our first time making lasagna and so now we feel like experrrrrts and such pros at cooking, since we made this one from SCRATCH! YEAH!