#249 When you put a slice of lasagna on the plate and it doesn’t collapse into a puddle

We all know that slippery wet pile of scorching sauce and bubbling cheese doesn’t usually hold together when you jigsaw it out of the pan. Nope, after yanking it out of the burning hot tray the rectangle hole left behind quickly fills up with lasagna swamp water.

Sure, your soaring lasagna piece flies high with elegance and grace until the moment it lands with a sad wet slap on your plate. Limp dark mushrooms slip out of noodle chokeholds and slide across your plate in a slithery mess of mush.

But that’s what makes it so great when your plated piece of lasagna actually stays together. That’s when it’s time to celebrate the saucy noodle integrity of this beautifully delicious dish.


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