ARTICHOKES (use as many as you want)
Take off outer leaves that are hard, cut off tips that are pointy & sharp & chop up the rest of the leaves and hearts together.
Wash well in cold water and boil them in salted water for a few minutes so they will be softer. Leave aside.
Make a pot of tomato sauce using crushed tomatoes, parsley & basil, garlic, salt & pepper.
Dice up a package of whole milk mozzarella in a dish.
In a baking dish, put a layer of tomato sauce on the bottom and put a layer of artichokes on top, then mozzarella diced up alot of it to hold it together, then grated romano cheese and then more tomato sauce. Make 2-3 layers this way, ending with tomato sauce and grated cheese.
Bake in oven at 325 degrees for about 40-50 minutes.
For an added treat (and a heavier dish) you can also use ricotta, as an added layer, so it turns out to be sort of an artichoke lasagna with no pasta.