As with just about all my recipes, I’ve adapted it somewhat over the years, but its essence is still the same. It's a streamlined recipe that doesn't stint on flavor. One labor-saving technique I use is to skip the step in most lasagna recipes where you have to pre-cook the lasagna noodles before you use them. There’s no need to do that since the noodles will cook on their own in the oven.
So the prep time for this dish takes only minutes. Actual cook time takes a while, which is one of the reasons I will typically make this for a Sunday dinner and then have it as leftovers during the week. I reserve my longer-cooking or more complicated recipes for Sundays when I have the time to take a more leisurely approach to meal preparation.
And I always plan for leftovers on Monday, since it’s one way to make the transition into the work and school week just a bit easier.