Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

Yesterday I missed Mondays Menus, so I thought I would share a little plan ahead meal preparation that I did last week. While I was out of town a few weeks ago my sweet husband did a little cooking for himself, and needless to say I was impressed! He didn't quite get to the Lasagna he wanted to make so here's what I did when I got back home.

He had purchased this size Ricotta cheese. Actually enough to make 3 pans of Lasagna!

First I made this pan for our meal and some leftovers for later in the week.

Then I made this pan to freeze.

I also put together some stuffed shells with the Ricotta, spinach and grated cheese for another meal. I make a homemade spaghetti sauce from once a month cooking and it makes a lot of sauce! I had enough for these three meals and a couple of bags left for just plain spaghetti. I love it when I am running short on time and can pull something out of the freezer for dinner.

Tonight we will be having chicken salad with leftover baked chicken from Sunday's lunch. Now head on over to Jen's and see what else is cooking for Tasty Tuesday. Jackie


MaRiN said...

I would love to see your homemade spaghetti sauce recipe- the lasagna looks delicious. I love Lasagna!

Stacey said...

Mmmm! You are good to go now!

Runner Mom said...

I'm carbo loading this week! Can I come over and have supper with ya'll??? Yummmy!!


Christina said...

Oh yummy! Love lasagna. The stuffed shells with spinach sound fabulous too. Now I'm starving.

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Hi Jackie - I love this...always am looking for things that freeze well.

Will you come and link this up again on my site. For some reason, your link isn't working and I want everyone to see your great post. :)

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Actually - don't worry about it. I am going to do it for you. You had the wrong URL. :)

Victoria said...

Man, everything sounds wonderful!!! I love having quick things to pull out of the freezer too.

Jennifer said...

Wow - does that all look so yummy?? You have to love a man who can handle himself in the kitchen! :)

Loved your thrift store finds...white dishes were at the top of Christmas list this past year - and thanks to LNT going out of business....there were some great bargains to be had! They really are so versatile.

Enjoyed catching up on your blog -

Tiffany said...

Hey Jackie! I just wanted to come over and answer your question about our adoption physicals. I think the main reason we have to have physicals is to make sure we aren't carrying anything communicative. (i.e. TB) and to make sure we are in reasonably good health. I hope that helps. Feel free to contact me if you have other questions.

sherri said...

YUUUMMY! I love lasagne with ricotta! That looks so good, and love the idea of making extra ones to freeze. I need to do that more often.

Shannon said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Looks great. We love lasagna too.
My Tasty Thursday is up too.

Dawn Gahan said...

Hi Jackie!

Just read your comment about my hot water heater. This is the second time that we've had a flood from a hot water heater bursting because it's rusted through. The first time that it happened the repairman told me that in order to be on the safe side, it's best to automatically get a new one every seven years. Well, guess what . . . this second disaster happened seven years from the last.

There's just no way you can tell when the doggone thing is rusting. This time I am going to get a pan for underneath so that at least if it does happen again, I'll be able to hopefully lessen the damage.

In the meantime, I have a note to myself in 2016 to change my water heater!! If mine weren't in such a bad place it wouldn't be so bad. But right in the middle of the house in a hall closet is a recipe for disaster!

(I also looked into a tankless hot water heater and while it would be great, I just can't afford it.)

Stay dry!


Elise said...

That sounds so good!!
As for my window treatments in my breakfast area...I just cut 2 pieces of fabric out, sewed them right sides together, left a few inches to turn them right side out, and ironed and used hem tape to adhere the raw edges. I tucked the raw edges inward, then added the hem tape and ironed. To hang, I just folded the top over, because I wanted to see the burlap, and clipped it on the ends and hung{temporarily} from upholstery tacks. That burlap was a beast, though, so if you use it lay the fabric over it, right side to the burlap and then cut. My burlap shifted and wasn't lining up. Boo...but I am pleased with how they came out. I think I posted about them in March. Maybe late February. Anyway, here's the book!!
Hope you have a great weekend!!

Megan Munroe said...


My name is Megan Munroe and I am with Turner Publishing. While this isn't a comment on the yummy recipe you provided above, I did want to ask if you would be interested in reviewing a book of ours, The Empty Nest Cookbook.

The author, Joy Smith is also an "empty nester" and she offers details through this delectable journey of more than 200 original recipes—from appetizers to desserts, gives them 25 menus with instructions and shows them how to marry old-style family cooking with the more sophisticated culinary yens of a working couple.

Every couple responds differently to the newly formed absence but one of the best ways to acclimate to the change is to get creative in the kitchen!

If you would like to receive a review copy, please let me know as I truly enjoy your blog and think you would enjoy this great book.

Megan Munroe
Turner Publishing