Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cooking Light: Episode 23

Growing up I can't say I always appreciated my Mom's delicious cooking. I was a picky eater. Plain and Simple. From a timer set on the microwave to warnings of no bed-time snack, every and all tricks were deployed to try to get me to eat normal food.

But, there were a few stand-bys that always brought me to the table ready to eat: scalloped potatoes and ham (mmm..I haven't had this FOREVER), Spaghetti, Taco's and my Mom's manicotti.

So I was really excited to try the Lasagna Rolls from Cooking Light this week because to me it seemed very similar to the manicotti recipe but without the tediousness of stuffing the shells. Comine that with a sauce you made from scratch with diced tomatoes, roasted red peppers and some spices and I thought it would be a home-run.

And it was  good. Nate learned that I really like to eat the broken, leftover lasagna noodles. And I learned that sometimes, you really can't substitute a classic. So, it will be back to stuffing shells for me the next time i am craving that down-home cooking of my childhood.


Anonymous said...

Ah yes, home cooked food. I long remember the mornings of mom asking me how I wanted my scrambled eggs burned...and I have to disagree, no matter how much you scrape off the burned crust - the toast is still burned.
Uncle Todd

Anonymous said...

Tough to beat your mom's cooking Gert!!! See ya guys in a few days...!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Gert! It is funny that some of your favorites are the easiest to make.....kindof like white rice :) Wishing you safe travels and can't wait to see you both. Love, Mom