What did the boys find in the basement? I’ll share this witty email report from my pal, Carmine. See if you can figure it out!
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Lee…a brief history lesson….Blue lasagna is an ancient Italian Neapolitan food group and recipe that dates back to 10 BC. It was a common meal that was served for centuries to the Mountain Beekeepers of Italy who inhabited the Southern Apennine Mountain range consisting of mountain forests and woodlands.
Blue Lasagna was the primary food group of these ancient Italian Mountain people who found that it had miraculous healing agents for illnesses and was a food supplement for the ever precious European Honey Bee that was miraculous in its own right.
Somewhere around 1453AD at the time of the Fall of Constantinople, the Blue Lasagna recipe mysteriously vanished. It was thought that the recipe had been hidden and secured by Franciscan Monks who smuggled it into the “New World” shortly after the settling of Jamestown. It was there where a Lenape Indian-brave, named Lo-Zag-Na, who traveled the Old Mine Road from Sussex to Jamestown to visit an old sick friend encounter the Monks. It was during that journey that Lo-Zag-Na had won favor with those Monks who were caring for the old sick Indian and at that time they passed the once thought lost Blue Lasagna recipe on to Lo-Zag-Na. He carried the recipe back to the area now known as Sussex where the Blue Lasagna recipe was used by the Lenape Tribe as their primary food group for a century. It was also used to cure illness and supplement the European Honey Bee that the settlers had brought to the Americas as it had done centuries before in Italy. It was shortly before the Revolutionary War when the Lenape Indian Tribes had been driven out of Sussex County to merge with other tribes in the Ohio Valley area and ultimately the Cherokee Nation. During this dark period in history the recipe for Blue Lasagna completely disappeared. Stories and Legends of Blue Lasagna circulated among the settlers and some even attempted to come up with a recipe that could provide the same elements of the original recipe.
As it turns out the best the settlers could come up with was a noodle covered with cooked tomatoes with cheese and meat. Though the tomatoes were rich with antioxidants it was not known at that time and to the settlers the illness curing element of Blue Lasagna was gone. As for it also being used to supplement the Honey Bees the settlers had to resort to using sugar beets and cane sugar UNTIL NOW!
With your recent archaeological find in your basement in the crypt that you have mistaken for a upright freezer is the ancient Blue Lasagna. With this great rediscovery comes great responsibility. Use it well the world is watching!