Friday, February 21, 2014

Part 3: Building "A House of Order"-- Easy Freezer Meal!

The last part of our wonderful RS activity involved making an easy freezer meal. The idea behind our entire meeting was to get our homes in order so that we can then serve others. Sisters were encouraged to share the freezer meal with someone they felt could really use it at this time--even if it meant their own family (self-care is also a huge aspect of then being able to fully serve others!).

Below you will find the original recipe Margie used for our activity. However, to make things even simpler for our meeting, we made regular lasagna instead of the lasagna rolls. No-boil lasagna noodles were used, and the dish was layered as follows:

3 noodles (not touching)
ricotta mixture
3 noodles
ricotta mixture
3 noodles
ricotta mixture
mozzarella cheese on top (can also be sprinkled on each layer throughout)

As long as the no-boil noodles are layered with the sauce or ricotta mixture and are not touching one another, they will cook just fine! An easy way to make and share a meal like this without worrying about your own dishes is to use a disposable aluminum foil pan covered with foil. Hope you enjoyed the meal and/or sharing it!

Spinach Lasagna Rolls

9 lasagna noodles, cooked
10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
15 oz fat free ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
salt and fresh pepper
32 oz jar of spaghetti sauce
9 tbsp (about 3 oz) part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Ladle about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking dish.
Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 tbsp mozzarella cheese. Put foil over baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.
To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.

Here are pictures from the night's activity!

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