Lasagna Roll-Ups

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I want to win a competition.

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I don’t excel at any one activity so I’m not sure what kind of competition I should enter. I just want to beat other humans at something.

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It’s this darn CrossFit competition my husband had me watching. You’d think it would inspire me to exercise, but it really just made me want to be better than everyone at an activity.

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Just once I’d like to run through a finish line with my head & fists held high. I was blessed with a competitive spirit yet no actual talents. What is this about???

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I need someone to create a cheesy noodle snack-making competition so I can run you all into the ground.

 

 

 

Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups of ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp. of parmesan cheese, shredded + more for serving
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 jar of tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Cook noodles to al dente + drain
  • In a bowl, combine ricotta + mozzarella + parmesan + egg + spinach + crushed red pepper + S+P
  • Pour a little of the sauce in the bottom of a baking dish
  • Lay noodles out + spread some of the cheese mixture onto each
  • Roll up + arrange seam side down in the baking dish
  • Cover with remaining sauce
  • Bake for 23-25 minutes
  • Serve hot + top with some parmesan
  • Shove 3 roll-ups in your mouth + smile big

Mexican Lasagna

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An entire year of marriage.

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I’ve learned so much. I’d like to share some of my wisdom with you all.

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Those quirks your significant other said were cute while you were dating… Yeah he was lying. I have this thing where I smack. Not just gum, but like all of my food. It’s the worst when I’m having my morning bagel & smear. The cream cheese makes lots of noises when it gets stuck to my palate. My point is that the truth will come out. Eventually, he will look at you across the breakfast table & beg you to shut the hole in your face while you chew.

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Also, your home will never be tidy again. Don’t take it personally. It’s not you. It’s him. It’s because your husband has a lot of crap. & that crap has to share a space with your crap. Before you know it, there are just these corners where things like piles of shoes live. It’s infuriating. He won’t put away his things. He will, however, do the dishes & this is why we keep him. Hold on to this.

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At the end of the day, marriage hasn’t changed me that much. As long as he tells me I’m hot every day I’m golden.

 

Time: 2 hours (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 tomatoes off the vine
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped + more for serving
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled + diced
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed + drained
  • 12 oz. of soyrizo, cooked
  • 1 cup of spicy cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat broiler
  • Arrange tomatoes on a lined baking sheet + drizzle with olive oil + S+P
  • Broil for 10 minutes
  • Carefully remove blistered skin
  • Add jalapeno + cilantro + lime juice + 1/2 the onion to a food processor, pulse on low
  • Add tomatoes + Pulse until almost smooth
  • Turn oven heat down to 400 degrees
  • Add some salsa to the bottom of a baking dish
  • Lay 2 tortillas down
  • Top with some more salsa + 1/2the sweet potatoes + 1/2 of the remaining onion + 1/2 the black beans + 1/2 the soyrizo
  • Lay 4 tortillas down + spread some salsa + add remaining filling
  • Top with last 2 tortillas + some salsa + cheese
  • Cover + bake for an hour
  • Remove foil + cook another 10 minutes or until cheese is golden
  • Serve hot with more cilantro
  • Lay down on cheesy tortilla crust + wrap self in tortillas + nap

Zucchini Lasagna

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I love being right. I mean, I always am, but it just never gets old.

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Some have said I’m psychic. By some I mean myself & one of my grandfather’s, but STILL! It’s been said.

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I just have this uncanny ability to predict the future. Like, I dreamt about Mr. Rogers the night before he died. & I dreamt I was in the cast of Real World: Afghanistan & we found Osama Bin Laden & the NEXT DAY they found him. I can’t even make that up.

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I also have the ability to predict when Bachelor couples will break up. *clears throat* Please revisit this post to hear my initial thoughts on this duo. These two did, indeed, announce their break up yesterday. Yawn. Give me a challenge, people.

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So I guess all I really predict are deaths & breakups…. I’m stable, I swear.

 

 

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes | Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 4 zucchini, sliced thin
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 6 oz. can of tomato paste
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes + the juice
  • 4 cups of packed spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp. of fresh basil, chopped
  • 12 oz. of ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. of water
  • 1 tbsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. of oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. of italian seasoning
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook until soft, about 4 minutes
  • Add garlic, cook another 2 minutes
  • Add tomato paste + diced tomatoes + water + crushed red pepper + oregano + italian seasoning +S+P, cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add spinach + basil + S+P, let wilt + turn off heat
  • In a bowl, combine ricotta + parmesan + egg + S+P
  • In a baking dish, spread some spinach mix on the bottom
  • Cover in zucchini slices
  • Add ricotta mix
  • Cover with spinach mix
  • Repeat until all layers are gone
  • Top with mozzarella
  • Bake covered for 45 minutes + uncovered for 10-15 minutes
  • Serve hot & tell your friends it’s just green noodles

Lots of these on the ‘ole internet, but this one helped me!

http://www.primaverakitchen.com/spinach-and-zucchini-lasagna/