Winter can seem like one long, never-ending season of chicken soup, chili, and meatloaf, so when the winter blues set in with the winter chills, and the bounty of spring just seems impossibly far away, why not bring some cheer back into the kitchen with some great lasagna recipes? It's a definite step up from that boxed mac and cheese you've been guzzling with Budweiser longnecks.
That's why this week for Recipe SWAT Team, The Daily Meal staff has created some fantastic lasagna recipes for you to try. Feast upon Nathan Cyphert's dangerously cute (yes, we said it) Cheesy Lasagna Cupcakes with Shrimp, which make use of unconventional techniques for unconventionally delicious results. Inhale executive editor Arthur Bovino's ridiculous 101-Layer Lasagna, but perhaps leave the last layer on the plate, for it may be your last lasagna ever — we're sure that Mario Batali had his reasons for leaving Del Posto's version at a piddling 100 layers. And don't forget to try my very own Mexican Lasagna Recipe, which happens to be vegetarian, but doesn't have to be if you insist on including some kind of animal in it. (Note to carnivores: I am not vegetarian.) But the winning prize goes to Dan Myers for his Smoked Mozzarella, Chicken, and Spinach Lasagna, which edged out all of the others in a very close competition this week.
So what are you waiting for? Break out that bottle of sangiovese and get ready to enjoy some melted cheese goodness.
Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.