Thursday, January 31, 2008

Birthday Supper

Here's what I fixed for Joshua's birthday supper.







It's actually one of those "un" recipes. Lasagna noodles (about 12). Two pounds of ricotta cheese. Two eggs. One 10-ounce box of chopped spinach, thawed, with the liquid squeezed out. Then I added some salt, pepper, Pampered Chef Italian Seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. These ingredients were carefully measured. (NOT!) I opened a JAR of spaghetti sauce (Archer Farms tomato basil from Target) and spooned a litte in the bottom of the pan. I spread a little of the cheese mixture on each lasagna noodle and rolled it up. It didn't take long at all. I would recommend not doing this OVER Poodles in long hair. :^) Delilah was quite underfoot and she got a PLOP over her right shoulder. Cosette licked it off, spinach and all, and Brooke wiped Delilah clean. Anyway, just lay each roll in the dish over the sauce. Top with remaining sauce and shredded Parmesan cheese. (My sauce and cheese rolled off.) If I make this again, I'd serve extra sauce on the side, as Steve said he would have liked his a little bit saucier.




Unfortunately, Joshua was not feeling quite up to par. I think a few weeks working out in the cold and the rain and mud have done a number on him. But he did rally enough to enjoy some of the cake.





This is Pioneer Woman's Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever, only I was completely out of cocoa and when I went to Target the other day, the only cocoa they had was Hershey's Special Dark. So this cake is VERY dark chocolate - VERY rich - VERY good! Definite "mainline" chocolate. I highly recommend this cake - and it took less than 45 minutes to make, beginning to end, including the frosting! I had the HARDEST time keeping the girls out of this until Joshua got home from work!!!

7 comments:

Laura in MO said...

Yum! I'll have to try the lasagna roll up recipe. That looks great. And we LOVE PW chocolate sheet cake around here. We love it TOO much. :)

Chris said...

Looks yummy, all of it!

Luc & Remy said...

Wow! We wish we could visit your house! The food looks yummy!!

Teeny said...

NEVER thought I'd say there was such a thing as chocolate overload...but looks like you just may have found it ;-)

Donna said...

This looks good enough... ummm..good enough to eat!! No, really, it looks wonderful!

Andra said...

Yummy! I am going to have to truck on over to the Pioneer Woman site. Looks soooo good!

Cynthia said...

The lasagne roll ups look GREAT!