David’s Famous Lasagna


3 Tablespoons olive oil
½ yellow onion chopped fine
1 pound ground beef
1 small tomato paste
Garlic powder to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 28-oz can of petite diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon oregano
½ pound of lasagna noodles (6)
3 ounces (or more!) Romano cheese grated
½ pound (or more!) Mozzarella cheese grated
Italian or French bread!
Lots of love!

**NOTE – Double the recipe and layer it!**


Sauté onion in olive oil. Add meat and brown. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, spices. Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil and then lower to simmer for one hour stirring occasionally to keep from sticking to pan.  Cook noodles as directed. Layer noodles, sauce and cheeses.Double recipe and place in a deep 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. You can make sauce ahead to time but it may need to cook a little longer to heat through the lasagna. And don’t forget to bake the bread!

Why Was Zacharias Made Mute and Mary Left Unpunished?

In Luke 1, we have two intersecting pregnancy stories: Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth, followed by Mary the (eventual) mother of Jesus. Zacharias was a priest who is described with his wife Elizabeth as being “righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord” (v. 6). However, they were childless and advanced in years.

On one particular day, when Zacharias entered the temple to perform his priestly duties, he encountered the angel Gabriel. The angel told Zacharias that Elizabeth would bear a son who would turn many people’s hearts back to the Lord. But Zacharias questioned Gabriel: “How will I know this? For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in years” (v. 18). Because he questioned Gabriel, Zacharias was made mute until his wife gave birth to their son.

On the surface, this hardly seems fair for at least three reasons: (more…)