Saturday, July 21, 2012

What's Cookin Good Lookin!?


Not much is usually my answer to this question!! I have all these great aspirations to become a good cook and my Cuz I'm an Eater Board on Pinterest is proof that I love me some good eats!! All the items on their look deeeelicious. But I always feel like it takes me 10 hours and every dish in my kitchen to cook anything significant, which is part of why I shy away from it.

But my buddy Susan is hosting her first linky right now and it's about favorite dishes you like to whip up in the kitchen. I love Susan and I love food so last night I decided to do some photo documentation of my go to quick and easy dinner meal. I swear, if I can make this, you can too!

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

Ingredients: You will need everything pictured below PLUS -- 1 egg (not pictured) to make 8 servings.

Materials: 1 or 2 (depending on size) oven safe pans. I use pyrex.


1. Start by per-heating  your over to 400 degrees. 

2. Boil a pot of water and cook 8 lasagna noodles. (The first time I did this I was perplexed as to how to cook lasagna noodles when I didn't have a pot big enough to submerge the whole noodle. Turns out you just stick them in and as they cook they slowly bend until the whole thing lowers itself into the pot.)

3. Microwave your spinach pack for 6 minutes as directed on the box.

4.  Put a little bit of your tomato sauce in a cup and mix with water for a liquidy tomato sauce. Then coat the bottom of your pyrex pan/pans.

5. Mix the Spinach, 8 oz. ricotta cheese, 1 egg, and 1/4 cup (or your best guesstimate) of tomato sauce in a bowl.

6. Drain the cooked noodles and spread them out onto a cutting board or a plate. Spread the bowl mixture onto your noodles like I did here. I'm sure you're supposed to just do this with a spoon, but here's my secret -- I usually do the bulk of the spreading with my fingers! (Sometimes I put too much filling on and it starts to come out of the sides while I'm rolling. No worries-- scoop it up and add it to your next noodle!)

7.  Once your noodle is covered it's time to roll em up and put em in the pan! When you are done with all your noodles add some more tomato sauce to the top of each roll then sprinkle with shredded mozzerella cheese. 

8. Cover with aluminum foil and pop them in your oven for 35-40 minutes and you're good to go!!


This is one of mine and my hubs favorite meals!! 
I've never done them with meat, but I'm sure it would be easy to cook up some ground beef and add it to the spread.

Ok, I shared and now it's your turn! Click the button to link up with Susan and help me find some new meals to try -- please!!


  1. Stephanie those look so good!!! Looks like something I would love! Thanks for linkin up friend :)

  2. Oh my heck! That sounds SOOO good. I like your easy peasy style. I'm not that great of a cook. I can't just whip something up! I need recipes and I like pictures to help me figure out if I'm doing it right or not. I am very visual. :)
    Thanks again for helping me with dinner tomorrow!
    Where Seconds Count

  3. Those look so delish! I want to make them. Thanks for the fun recipe!
    The Hive

  4. Yay . . . so glad ya joined the party :) Vegas BFFs for sure!!! That looks so yummy. Hugs to you buddy! Hope that foot is healin' up nicely.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  5. Yum, looks good and easy enough to make. I like this linky party. I'm going to have join this one soon.

    Ms. Fiorini’s Stadium