I was at my brother-in-laws for dinner one night when he served lasagna. I love lasagna, who doesn't right? I was telling him that I don't like making it because you have to make so much and usually I'm just cooking for just the two of us. A little bit of leftovers are fine, but I don't want to have to eat the same thing for a week! He showed me his Le Crueset Terrine dish and said I should use this... Of course, he didn't gift his to me, so I went out and got one for myself;o) It's the perfect depth and width for the lasagna noodles!
I've tried making lasagna with both Bechamel Sauce and Ricotta Cheese. I like it better with ricotta, I think it's because that's what I grew up with! I used leftover shredded beef from a previous dinner to make this. I freeze everything, so if I dig around in the freezer, I can always find something to make dinner with :o)
I don't really understand Pot Roast and don't usually make it. Why do people prefer this over stew? It seems very similar, but I know that pot roast is braised whole and sliced & stew is cubed. Stew is also quicker and easier to make. This did turn out well, but I think Pot Roast "sounds" better than it really is...lol
To make this I used Chuck Roast and braised it for about 3 hours. I added sauteed onions & garlic at the beginning and then added carrots, celery & potatoes in the last hour of cooking, so they wouldn't get too mushy.
Pot Roast Sandwich
The main reason I had made the Pot Roast was to make this sandwich. I saw an episode of Diners, Drive-ins & Dives and saw a delicious sandwich at one of the featured restaurants. It's always a hoot to watch Guy! I liked the leftover sandwich better than the main meal ;o)