In preparation for Roy royhuggins's Thanksgiving feast at Joe karzon's house, I asked my mom for her lasagna recipe. This is the lasagna I was raised on, and as far as I'm concerned, it's the standard by which all other lasagna is judged.
She sent me a thousand-word letter encompassing the recipe for the lasagna, the recipe for the sauce with which to make the lasagna, how to tweak ingredients and amounts, advice on buying ingredients, preparation notes, baking notes...pretty much the collected wisdom of decades of making this lasagna. The recipe originally came from Laurel's Kitchen, but hers has been so comprehensively tweaked and annotated that it deserves to be published in its own right. And Will terror_firma's been nagging me to add to KitchenKnight, so here it is. I just got done making it for the first time, and I think it turned out pretty well!
So now you have a yummy recipe and a new jumping-off point for discussion of the remix culture! Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving.