What’s for Dinner – 9-20

Whoa, two homemade meals in a row? Am I nesting? Well, pregnant people need to eat, right?  The dish du jour is Spinach Lasagna Rolls from Skinnytaste.  I’m making this dish, but adding some things so it’s a bit more filling.  Why? Because we’re not on a diet.  And I’ve learned that some of her recipes aren’t too filling on their own.

But I’ll wait to surprise you with what I changed. I’m sure you can figure it out. You are all smart people 🙂  Here’s a photo of what hers look like:


Yum.  So check back later on. This is also a dish I’m making that will be frozen to allow for some quick lunches later on when I’m sleep deprived and can’t figure out how to make a sandwich.  {yet I’m hoping miraculously I can operate the microwave}



Oh man. This meal was so good. First, here’s a pic of what our actual dinner looked like.

So, this is definitely going to remain bookmarked on my iPad.  Here’s what I did, however, to make it fit our lifestyle a bit more.

I cooked 1 1/4lb ground turkey with adding spices of All-Spice, some Cumin, some Cayenne Pepper, and chopped onions.  I made sure that I mixed it up a ton so the turkey pieces were pretty small.  Once that was cooked, I set it aside and added about 1/2 cup tomato sauce to keep the meat moist.

I made the spinach mixture according to recipe  and cooked the pasta the same way.  When it came time to prep, I did a layer of the spinach mixture, and then topped with the ground turkey. I found best it folded in thirds. It’s messy, but not as bad as I thought it’d be.

I have no idea why this recipe calls for 32 oz of tomato sauce. I put some on the bottom of the pan, and spooned some over the top of all the assembled lasagnas and I still have about 1/2 the jar left.  When I freeze these, I’m going to put a bit on the bottom of the wax paper, then put the lasagna, more sauce, and wrap. I’ll do a layer of wax paper, a few layers of saran wrap, and then last, foil.

This one piece (and the bread and veggies) filled me up. Jon ate 2 portions. If the turkey was left out, I’m sure we would have doubled our portions. And the mixtures (both the spinach & the ground turkey) filled 9 of these babies just perfectly!


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