Roll Up

Some days I don’t even want to pick up the camera.

And then other days I chase Jack around the house, snapping pics right and left. Today was one of those days.

Oh, I love him. Have I mentioned what he says when he gets in trouble now?

Pretty Mommy!“… and then gives me a big kiss. Like AS I’m getting on to him for throwing food or hitting Chloe or whatever. And then how do I keep a straight face after that? I can’t. Which is why he continues to hit the dog and throw food.

Remember how I raved about Jill’s lasagna roll-ups from book club a couple weeks ago? Well she sent me the recipe and I gave it a shot tonight. My mom was over when I was assembling the roll-ups and she commented on how “pretty” they were- it is one of those recipes that just looks fancy. And it’s much easier to portion out than traditional lasagna.

You just boil the noodles, lay them out on wax paper, then spread on a mixture of ricotta, parmesan, spinach, egg and spices:

Then you roll up the noodles and place them in a baking dish…

Can I just pan out a little and show you what is REALLY going on in this picture?

And finally: Rescued from the pug, sauced, baked and plated.

Awesome recipe. Thanks, Jill! I tweaked it a little based on what we had on hand.

Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Makes 9 rolls

  • 9 Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles, Cooked
  • 1 10oz Pkg Frozen, Chopped Spinach (cooked and drained WELL- press out the moisture)
  • 1 15 oz Container Reduced Fat Ricotta
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder (or more if you love garlic)
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 32 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Cup Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine drained spinach, ricotta, parmesan, egg and seasonings in a medium bowl.

3. Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Pour a cup of tomato sauce on the bottom and spread evenly.

4. Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out the lasagna noodles (make sure they are dry). Spread 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture evenly over each noodle. Roll up and place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with all noodles.

5. Pour sauce evenly over the noodles in the baking dish and sprinkle with mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.

I pulled the ol’ baby pool out of the garage today. At first Jack wasn’t so sure…

But then his best buddy “jumped” in (okay, I forced her) and it was all good.

Every time I look at his swimsuit, I start singing Rock Lobster in my head.

Hope everyone had a great day!

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4 Responses to Roll Up

  1. Carolyn Ingrum says:

    Those lasagna rollups look so good! I can’t wait to try ‘em! Where is Jack’s swimsuit from? I’m having trouble finding any cute ones.

  2. Millie says:

    Maybe it’s because I have a 1-month-old at home, but Jack looks so old all of the sudden! He’s definitely a KID these days – and a really cute one at that!

  3. Kelsey Balch says:

    those look yummy and much easier than Giada’s from food network… I will have to try them… every other recipe you have posted that I have tried has been awesome :) !

  4. joan dizon says:

    good call on the baby pool!! we might need to bring ours out too!

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