I woke up without an alarm at 6:30am this morning and was really rested up! What a change for me...so even though I prefer to sleep in a little on the weekend - today was going to be a busy day! We had all kinds of plans all over the place, so I got up and started the day with a great pot of coffee. Breakfast was pretty easy because I had already chopped up an onion and green pepper earlier in the week and kept it in a container in the fridge...
So I cooked a couple of Tbsp of onion/green peppers in a pan with a coating of cooking spray. After a minute or two, I poured a scrambled egg over it and cooked it through (2pp), added 1/2 peice of multi-grain toast with a light spread of butter spread (3pp), and 1/2 an orange and 1/2 a banana cut into pieces. Total - 5pp! Don't you just love how coffee in a Disney mug can brighten up your morning? Especially in a huge mug like this!
Lunch today was a tarragon chicken salad wrap with some lettuce leaves. A delicious 6pp and easy to grab and go. I was on the run, so I didn't have the time to grab a photo, sorry!
In spite of what a full day today was, I am happy to say that I was prepared for it. Last weekend I made the lasagna rolls that are on the Week Two Menu...but I froze them for a snowy/rainy day. Today was that day. Lasagna rolls are relatively easy to make, and they taste every bit as good as the real thing - only much easier to control your portions. I have to give credit where credit is due, however - the real work was done by Gina of Skinny Taste, who worked up this recipe in the first place. Well done, Gina!!
One more suggestion regarding lasagna rolls - if you make these, and you are a small family or just one person - you can put the individual rolls on a baking sheet without the sauce, put them in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes until the ouside of the noodle is no longer sticky. Then place the individual rolls in a freezer container or freezer bag and freeze them. Then whenever you need a simple dinner - take out only the number of rolls you need - defrost them, pour some pasta sauce over them, sprinkle the cheese on top and bake! If you are really the ambitious type and have the room in your freezer - you could have easy dinners ready for weeks to come.
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See you back here tomorrow!