I my house Italian food is always a going favorite. When we manage to have a little bit of extra money set aside and we are wanting a meal out often time a nearby Italian food restaurant is on the list of places we might want to go.
Unfortunately, meals out are less frequent while we focus on getting our budget back under control and work toward some financial goals.
And, if you’re like me you often have the idea that making any good Italian dish other than Spaghetti and Sauce is just too much work. All the boiling of noodles, mixing and grating of cheeses, and layering into the pan takes more time than a busy wife and mom has to give.
Recently I have been really working toward adding a few more meals into our menu rotation and as I was flipping through one of my many cookbooks (when I say I have many cookbooks I mean MANY! I might need an intervention!) and I came across a recipe for Manicotti. I thought why not. I can make that meal work out this week.
And boy was it good.
However, Like I almost always do, I over bought on some ingredients and bought just enough of some other ingredients. So as I was working on my next weeks menu and I was shopping through my own fridge and pantry I realized I had everything I needed except a bit more cheese to try out another Italian recipe I have seen come across my social media news feeds several times.
Lasagna Roll Ups
I have seen this recipe or a variation of such several times and I had never taken the time to try it out. Finally, almost out of desperation, I made the decision to give it a shot.
Man I wish I would have done it so much sooner! This meal was so yummy!
I started with boiling the Lasagna noodles. Then I laid them out to cool just a bit.
As those were cooling I was busy mixing up the filler.
1 15 oz container of Ricotta Cheese
1-2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
You can also add shredded Parmesan cheese but I was out and didn’t realize I was out until it was too late.
|My poor baking pan has seen better days!|
|This finished product could have used more cheese but I
used what I had.
|Lasagna Rolls with Oven Roasted carrot chips.|