With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 1/3/10 - 1/10/10

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Lasagna Spirals

Here is a recipe that I really like... Easy to prepare, relatively inexpensive (when cheeses are on sale), containing dark leafy-green veggies and not bad on the calorie count (when made with low-fat ingredients).

Pretty enough for company. Comforting for anytime.
After combining filling ingredients, spread on lasagna noodle.
Roll up ~ aren't they cute little bundles?
Cover with sauce and bake!

Lasagna Spirals
(recipe from allrecipes.com)


  • 10 wide lasagna noodles
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained (I use 1 pkg. spinach)
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce (or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse.
  3. In a large bowl combine broccoli, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, green onions, basil and nutmeg.
  4. Spread about 1/2 cup of the broccoli mixture along each noodle. Roll noodles to form spirals. Place in prepared dish. Spoon spaghetti sauce on and around spirals, and top with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 298 | Total Fat: 10.1g | Cholesterol: 29mg

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Bridge Builder and New Jersey Covered Bridge in Cherry Hill

This quaint bridge is one of only two in-service, still standing covered bridges in New Jersey. At one time there were over 75 covered bridges in New Jersey but now only two remain. One is in north Jersey Hunterdon County and this one, just the next town over from us, in Cherry Hill.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake

Celebrating a two year anniversary of launching her blog Tuesdays with Dorie, our host, Laurie, picked a couple of recipes for us to try. I chose the Cocoa-Buttermilk Cake but with a lighter whipped cream topping rather than the suggested Chocolate-Malt Buttercream frosting.


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