Posted on November 14, 2008 by Jessica
When I saw lasagna spirals on Lynn’s blog, I knew I had to give it a try. I added it to my first menu and here it is. Rolling up little lasagnas sounded work intensive but wasn’t that bad. Also, they’re so fancy looking that I have something for a fancy menu.
This did take longer than I thought to make though. I didn’t get to try one until 9 p.m. Substitutions that I used were dried oregano and dried basil for the fresh basil. I couldn’t see buying all that basil for just a tablespoon. (Window sill herb garden, you say. I know, I say.)
Most of this was already on hand except the ricotta (low-fat) and fresh spinach. I wonder how it’d be with frozen spinach instead….
Hi, I’m a big tray of awesomeness. You know you want me.
Of course there was enough for quite a few servings so I took Lynn’s advice and grabbed all the one-cup containers I had. I found that I didn’t have as many as I thought so I started grabbing other containers. Let’s see which do best!
Ready for the freezer. Here’s hoping!
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Posted on October 23, 2008 by Jessica
I saw Balkan Eggplant Casserole on A Veggie Venture and just had to make it! I have had such bad luck with eggplant but found some on sale last shopping spree.
Success! Not bitter! Not… nasty. It was good. And the only stuff I had to buy for the recipe was Parmesan cheese (3.99) and eggplant (1.55). Not bad.
I diced up a garlic clove and added it to a saucepan with some butter. Sauteed that and added a can of drained green beans. As that was heating, I chopped up an apple and tomato. Voi la. Dinner! Next time, I’m getting red apples. I have a bad habit of going mono-chromatic in my dishes.
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Posted on June 25, 2008 by Jessica
Wow. Number 6 already? I found a tin of miniature letter cutters and got a little silly with my Laughing Cow babybel.
Clockwise, starting at the top left: Fat-free cottage cheese with bits of oranges and cantaloupe in it. A pile of plum and orange slices. Next is a Laughing Cow Light Babybel on top of spinach on top of orange slices. Last, but not least, is a bunch of cantaloupe balls with plum slices.The theme of this is cozy neighbors. A little of one container is in another container. Did I mention I was in a silly mood?
I started to get the hang of making balls out of my cantaloupe near the end. A few have rind on them. Oops!
WW Core except for the Laughing Cow (1 point). I just had to try these little letter cutters that I found in a drawer. I wanted to do “C” for cheese but it didn’t have “C”! No idea why. So, this is “N” for “NUM!” Also, a little gotcha… I forgot that there is a paper(?) string thing and the cut-out didn’t pop out as easily as I thought it would so had to cut along the edges of the “N.” When I got to work, I peeled off the strips and it put a slash through it making it look like “No N.” Or maybe it’s a “Z”!
Yes. I’m easily amused.
I also discovered that I don’t like orange plus cottage cheese. And the plum was very tangy but was told they’re supposed to be sweet so I’ll try that again. I still really like the combination of spinach and orange.
Filed under: Bento | Tagged: cheese, cottage cheese, diet, food, laptop lunch, laptoplunch, lunch, oranges, plum, spinach, weight watchers, weightwatchers | 4 Comments »
Posted on June 25, 2008 by Jessica
Two thumbs up!
I wanted to buy a low-cal, low-fat wrap for sandwiches (yes, thinking about my laptop lunch makings) and found among the wraps a weird looking oblong wrap. Brand name is Flatout and after looking at the nutritional values of those available, I got the Honey Whole Wheat one. It’s a lot of good bread for just 1 point. Odd though, I can’t find it on the Flatout website. This is the closest to the nutritional value that I found: Multi-grain Flatout.
The texture is great. It’s not scratchy or heavy wheat. It didn’t fall apart like the one tortilla ‘sandwich’ that I made did.
I looked on the website to try and figure out how I was supposed to use it. I found a few recipes but no play-by-play. So, I went with the generic “put the stuff on round end of the bread and then roll tightly.” I smooshed the cheese on the bottom using a wet tablespoon. It made the spreading of the cheese much easier. I then put on spinach, some thinly sliced turkey breast, and some slices of tomatoes. I rolled up from the filled end as tightly as I could but couldn’t do too tightly because of the tomatoes.
It held together very well considering I take my sandwiches so dry — no mayo, etc. I sliced it in half and it still held up well.
Fantastic product! I can’t wait to try some other ideas with it. Interestingly enough, after I bought it, I saw a fellow blogger post her fajita photo made with Flatout bread. So weird to go from never knowing about a product to buying it and seeing it in use shortly after!
Filed under: Main, Review | Tagged: cheese, diet, food, health, spinach, tomato, tortilla, turkey, weight watchers, weightwatchers, wrap | 2 Comments »