Whats for Dinner?

I love to cook but I find it hard to find the motivation to cook during the summer. When its hot out the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven and add to the heat in the house. Evan also works fairly late during the summer so I never know when to expect him home from work so we tend to eat out a lot during the summer. I know, I know it gets expensive but he does have a meal allowance so it covers the cost of his meals and gives me more time to play with Hazel instead of being in the kitchen. When I do get to cook I love it and love to try new recipes and host dinner parties. One of our favorite meals during the winter months is lasagna and I have been craving it lately but I find it almost too heavy to eat in the heat. I have seen a few variations on Pinterest lately for lasagna roll ups and have been dying to give them a try. Well I had some time the other night to play in the kitchen and tried my hand at some vegetarian lasagna roll ups and they were deeeelish! I took a quick glance at a recipe I saw online and from there I made it up as I went.

Vegetarian Lasagna Roll ups

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14 cooked lasagna noodles

1 container of Ricotta (500 g)

1 1/2 cups of mozzarella

1 egg

1 Zucchini

1 can Marinara sauce

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Grate whole zucchini and mix in with ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella and egg. Leave aside 1/2 cup of mozzarella for later.

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Take zucchini and cheese mixture and spread on all the noodles. Take each of the noodles and roll them placing the seam side down in a ceramic baking dish lined with the marinara sauce.

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Place a large spoon full of marinara sauce on top of each of the lasagna rolls and top with remaining mozzarella.

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Place in the oven for about 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and pasta is hot in the center. Hope you enjoy!

Xo. Andria

 

 

 

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