I cried as I pulled my favorite Christmas present in 2011 out of the heavy gift bag at my grandma’s; it was my mom’s 1980’s Corningware lasagna pan. To be honest, the relationship with my mom was turbulent at best, a complete storm at its worst. When she died in March of 2011, there weren’t any physical possessions to take,
so I struggled to clench my fist around a fun memory or a kind word, neither of which I could recall.
My grandma understood during the stormy times, I would have likely thrown the pan out with the trash. But in 2011, the year of tender firsts, it was treasured.
While there is no recipe I remember from my mother, I do have a favorite lasagna recipe I make in her pan, especially around the holidays. This semi-homemade recipe can be made ahead of time and placed in the freezer.
As you gather those you love around the table sharing this lasagna or your own favorite dish, my prayer is that you will light a candle in remembrance of those you miss and burn into memory of the laughter you enjoy this holiday season. Love, Angie
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.