The only thing better than a birthday party is a surprise birthday party … with really good food.
When one of my best friends, Devon Aragona, called to ask me if I would create an Italian menu for her mom, Tracy’s 50th birthday celebration, I immediately created three, four-course options for her to choose from.
There are many great lasagna recipes out there, but this Mushroom Ragu variation, adapted from Food Network, is the one we went with for the main course.
On the day of the event, Devon and I were busy in the kitchen all afternoon (she is a wonderful kitchen assistant and photographer — she gets all the credit for this post’s photos!). This Mushroom Ragu Lasagna involves a lot of prep time, but if you’re willing and have the time, I promise it is worth the hard work.