Memorial Cookbook

Those Who Have Died
by Suicide





Meat Sauce



1/2 c. red wine
2 T. worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. basil, dried
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. sugar
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 T. oil
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef, cooked
1 (29-oz.) can ground tomatoes
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce

Saute onions and garlic in oil, add cooked and drained beef. Add rest of ingredients, cover and simmer, at least 2 hours.


Combine Romano cheese, parley, eggs and ricotta. Cook lasagna noodles. Assemble - thin layer of sauce, noodles, sauce, 1/2 ricotta mixture, 1/2 of the Parmesan, 1/2 of the mozzarella and then sauce, noodles ,sauce, etc., ending with sauce. Bake 45-50 minutes at 350, let set before cutting. Serves 12 on a buffet.

Note: I used to prepare everything fresh, grated the cheese and even ground the beef. Tara's perfect meal would be this topped off with spice cake with penuche frosting, made and served with love and joy.
                                                                         Cheryl Lee - Massachusetts
                                                                                    In loving memory of
                                                                                        Tara Harding Lee

2 oz. romano cheese, grated
1-lb. mozzarella cheese, grated
 (4-oz.) parmesan, grated
3 c. ricotta cheese meat sauce above
3 sprigs parsley, chopped fine
2 eggs
4 oz. lasagna noodles, cooked



1 T. vegetable oil
grated Parmesan cheese
1 med. onion, chopped
1 tsp. sugar
4 T. olive oil
add to taste: garlic salt, oregano, pepper

1 lb. lasagna noodles
1 lb. mozzarella cheese
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 lb. hamburger
1 lb. ricotta cheese
1 (32-oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste salt
( 1 can of water)

Brown the chopped onion, salt, pepper and garlic salt in the olive oil. Add hamburg and brown. Pour in stewed tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, tomato paste and one can of water, add oregano and sugar. Simmer for twenty minutes. Boil the noodles for 12 - 15 minutes, add the vegetable oil to the boiling noodles, stir gently. When done drain and cool. In a greased lasagna dish/pan put a layer of sauce , noodles, cheeses. Continue in this manner finishing with a layer of sauce. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 for about 30 - 40 minutes. Serves about 8 - depending on how hungry they are!!

Note: When Stephen was in 2nd or 3rd grade he and his classmates put together a cookbook for their mothers as a Christmas gift, ( I still have that cookbook ) this was the recipe he chose to publish.
                                                                          Diane McAuliffe - Wisconsin
                                                                                        In loving memory of
                                                                              Stephen W. Alexander, Jr.

We bereaved are not alone. When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy hearted into which our grief has given us entrance and inevitably, we will feel about us their arms, their sympathy, their understanding.
                                                                                                 Helen Keller




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