May 16, 2012

Spinach Pesto Lasagna Roll

I've been seeing a lot of pictures of lasagna rolls on various recipe websites, all of them being the more traditional lasagna containing ground beef and tomato sauce. However, my boyfriend has been on a vegetarian kick lately so I decided to make a vegetarian friendly spinach pesto version. I don't know about you, but I absolutely love anything and everything that has to do with pesto so I was more than happy to have this for dinner even though I am a meat loving carnivore. It turned out delicious and was so easy to make! I swapped out the ground beef and ricotta cheese filling for spinach, pesto, fresh mozzarella, and a mix of plain greek yogurt and parmesan cheese (normally I would use cottage cheese with the parmesan but didn't have any on hand so I decided to experiment with the yogurt because it was similar in consistency, and it actually turned great). I rolled this mixture in whole wheat lasagna noodles, smothered the rolls in a low fat alfredo sauce, and topped it off with more parmesan. I served it with a spinach side salad with multi-grain croutons.

I'm Back!

I just realized that I have been MIA since January. How did I let that happen? Well, I'm back and ready to start blogging again about anything, everything, and sometimes nothing. So stay tuned! Anyone who visits my blog knows that I am a huge bargain shopper. Over the past four months I have accumulated a lot of great finds which I am excited to post about once I find the time to dig them up and snap a few pictures. In the meantime, I shall leave you a few pictures of the last celebration type event that has occurred: my boyfriend's birthday. We didn't do anything fancy. First, we visited a local museum that neither of has had ever been to. Then we had lunch at a beer brewery in a nearby town then came home to enjoy some sweets and wine. Later, he opened a small gift containing some products from Clinique's line for men and a gift tin of Burt's Bees chapstick. It was a gorgeous day, and it was perfect from beginning to end.
What have you been up to lately?