Forgettable Lasagna

This week, my son’s freshmen basketball team is coming over for a Pasta Feed at our house. Tad, my 15-year-old, is at that awkward, self-conscious, easily mortified stage of life and informed me that whatever I decided to make, it had to be NOT MEMORABLE.

I asked him, “What exactly does that mean?????”

Patiently, as if he were talking to someone very dense, or perhaps an immigrant with extremely limited English language skills, he explained that it meant my meal couldn’t be gourmet, organic, or healthy. In other words, “Just the facts, ma’am.”

So I spent Saturday afternoon making seven (yes, you read that right. 7!) lasagna casseroles because I have no idea how much food a basketball team of 15-year-old boys can eat, especially right after a practice. The lasagnas are about as basic as lasagna can get. No frills. No fancy sauce. No mushrooms. Nothing resembling anything green.

In the midst of trying to figure out how to get seven casseroles into my fridge, my sister called to ask me how my forgettable lasagna was turning out. Rather well, I think, but I’ll keep you posted.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Anonymous says:

    I need that recipe.

  2. G. Fisher says:

    Thats really too bad…maybe if that little boy had any sense of humor he’d be able to beat his older brother in at least one sport…

  3. Kathy says:

    I read your blog about the 7 lasagnes Suzanne. What a mom! I love reading your blog…makes me smile and laugh and catches me up on how things are going.

  4. Cold in Pennsylvania says:

    Loved the forgettable lasagna blog!