No, that isn't any type of euphemism or anything. . . .
:) Recently my boyfriend and I decided to make vegetarian lasagna ( w. ricotta and mozzarella cheese, lots of veggies, no sauce or tomatoes), and it came out well except the bottom layer of noodles was hard as heck!
I lightly coated all the noodles with olive oil, and the other layers were just right, but just the bottom layer was very tough and hard.
What I did at the bottom of my glass baking dish: I just brushed olive oil (a thin layer) all over the bottom and sides of the baking dish, then put the bottom noodles directly on this surface.
What should I have done instead? coat the bottom of the pan with tinfoil, and then brush THAT with oil? or do I NEED to have a layer of something moist on the bottom, as opposed to the noodles being the VERY bottom layer? Any suggestions would be appreciated.