Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spinach Lasagna Rolls & Martin the Warrior

I must begin by apologizing in advance.  You might be starting to think that this has become a cooking blog, but don't worry, it's not.  I have just been so into cooking lately and feel very proud of myself when I make a recipe that:
1.  I have never made before
2.  Is really yummy
3.  Is from Pinterest (because it means I'm actually following through on my pins!)

I have been trying to increase the number of recipes I feel comfortable making as every day meals so that I can plan a week of meals at a time.  That way I don't have to experience the horrible indecision that begins to creep into my head in the late morning and looms ever larger with every hour that passes and brings dinner time nearer and nearer.  Because everyone knows that the worst part about making dinner is deciding what exactly to make, right?

It is so much easier to know by Saturday what will be for dinner Monday through Friday of the following week.  It is especially helpful for me since Steve has been using the Jetta {which has much, much better gas mileage than his truck} nearly every day since he has to drive so far for work.  If I know in advance what I will need for every meal, I can pick everything up on Saturday and then I don't have to go anywhere during the week if I don't want to.

Tonight I made Spinach Lasagna Rolls, changing the recipe only a little to add some protein in the form of shredded chicken breast.  I pinned this recipe months ago, and was so glad to be finally making it!

before baking

getting eaten up
You can find the recipe for these gems here.  I love them because they are easy and quick to make, they have less than 10 ingredients, and they are a healthier version of a comfort food.

In other news, I subscribed to and have finally been able to "read", hurrah!  I have not been reading at all since I graduated from college last May, and I don't really have a great excuse.  I just feel like I've read it all {I know that sounds horrible} and there have not been any new books that have caught my attention.

Well I still haven't found any new books that interest me {please! If there's a book I just must read you have to share!}, but I have been able to rediscover old loves by hearing them read aloud or acted out in audiobook form.  I have been getting chores done and enjoying some great stories while doing them!  I also think it's great for Riggs to get to hear the books read aloud to him (even if it's not anyone he knows reading them to him, ha).

Right now we are enjoying Martin the Warrior, by Brian Jacques.  Such a great book!  I can't wait to "read" the rest of the Redwall books when this one is over!


  1. I love the redwall books and dinner looked yummy!

  2. I am a lazy slag and still haven't sent you RIggs' being born present, so I have to spoil it a tiny bit by saying DO NOT GET GAME OF THRONES. I burned like 26 discs worth of it for you to try out the series (the whole first book) and I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to have it in the mail by...THE END OF THE MONTH! Honest Injun. I love you. Brian Jacques died last year and there was so little press about it and it made me super sad :(, btw.