Are you brave enough to take advantage of the heat by trying mailbox lasagna?

It has been insanely hot outside. We've seen temperatures in the upper nineties over the past couple of days, and the heat index makes it feel even hotter. That trend will continue over the next few days too. According to Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist, Wayne Hart, the heat and humidity will continue over the week, and it marks the first heat wave of 2024 for the Evansville area.

While you might want to spend some time inside, cooling off and avoiding the heat, that doesn't mean that you can't have a little fun outside at the same time when temperatures are this high. Earlier this week, I shared an article with you about how you can bake cookies in your vehicle due to the heat we are experiencing. Well, how about another cooking challenge you can try in the heat? A few years ago, I stumbled upon another cooking challenge on Twitter from Meteorologist Brian Smith at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. What he shared is something that folks might have mixed feelings about.

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Mailbox Lasagna

Brian Smith shared a lasagna recipe on air that is unlike any that I have ever seen before. I am a pasta fanatic, so I am up for trying most pasta. However, this lasagna is one that I question if it would A. even be good, and B. would even work.

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In the video posted on Twitter, Smith shared a recipe for mailbox lasagna. What is mailbox lasagna? Well, it's a lasagna that you cook in your mailbox on a hot summer day. Weird, right? Here's how you should make it:

  • First, you want to cook your meat ahead of time. That's very important.
  • Next, you will assemble the lasagna as you would with regular lasagna in a dish that can fit inside of your mailbox.
  • Side Note: Make sure you clean out your mailbox before inserting it in there because you don't want spiders, wasps, and other things found inside your mailbox in your food.
  • Once you have done that, place the whole thing in your mailbox and close the door.
  • Let it sit in your mailbox for four to eight hours.
  • Then, when you come home, grab your mail and your dinner.

If you're willing to try this mailbox lasagna, take a look at the forecast over the next few days, pick the hottest day of the week, and give it a whirl. Maybe it won't be too bad!

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