That’ll teach me to get sloppy. I had planned to make a large batch of lasagna. Some for a friend who has been going through a rough patch, some for us. And I DID make the lasagna. Last time I made a large batch of lasagna I based it around a Cooks Illustrated recipe for lasagna that used the no boil kind of lasagna and it worked out really well (except that the second set ended up being finished by the babysitter who turned out not to be reliable when it came to timing things in the oven – fortunately just a little overdone). Anyway, that lasagna was excellent. But this time I couldn’t find the recipe so I tried to do it from memory and by winging it, which is after all my favorite way to cook anything. The result was quite decent but nowhere near as good as last time. I think I figured out why. I used too much ricotta in proportion to other cheeses and I used too much sauce in relation to pasta. Everything else was good. Lots of tasty free range ground beef. A whole head of fresh basil. A complex, rich and tasty sauce. But the final product was a bit too watery. So I’m not going to put the recipe up here…