I have been trying to find recipes for lasagna and ziti from scratch and looking at the ingrediants to see which one I think would come out the best. Patrick was out and about this afternoon and brought me some lunch but before then I was starving but he said he would soon be home. I made me a simple piece of toast with some butter and apple jelly. You forget how good the simple stuff is, or maybe I was just really hungry. I had a good lunch, but now for dinner I have 4 pieces of toast with apple jelly cuz I was craving it again lol. I am the type to eat the hell out of something for awhile and then not have it for awhile and come back to it. This toast is awesome though. I love the apple jelly by the brand name Bama.

To quote my favorite comic Mitch,


From: [identity profile] ker-thwap.livejournal.com

When I was a kid we ate breakfast at restaurants about once a week (to give my poor mother a break), and there were always those little tubs of jelly, with like one apple jelly, two grape and the rest strawberry and orange marmalade (which only my grandmother ate.) There was never enough apple jelly for both my sister and I!

A few years ago I actually noticed that they sold apple jelly at the grocery store, and bought a big ass jar, came home and made toast. Sweet apple-y victory!

From: [identity profile] arcticviolet.livejournal.com

Hey you!

I tried this one out and it was SO mega easy, was tasty, AND stored well for leftovers. It also had the advantage of looking pretty.- I don't remember what brands I used; I like to use good Parmesan, asiago, and mozzarella.

Classic Lasagna Rolls


12 lasagna noodles (I need less; maybe I add more spread than is needed)
1lb ground beef
1 c chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jar (26 oz) pasta sauce with herbs
1 container (16 oz) ricotta cheese
1 1/4 c shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 c grated parmesan cheese

Makes 6 servings

Preheat oven to 350, coat a 13 x 9" baking dish with cooking spray

Prepare noodles according to package directions; drain noodles. Rinse with cool water; drain again. lay noodles flat on waxed paper.

Cook ground beef, onions and garlic in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until meat is browned and crumbly, about 8 minutes. Drain fat from skillet. Add pasta sauce; heat to boiling. Spread 2 cups of meat sauce into prepared baking dish.

Mix ricotta and 1 cup mozzarella in a large bowl. Spread cheese mixture over each noodle. (Like you are making a sandwich- just smear that cheesy stuff on there- * I added dried basil to this mix, about a tablespoonful and a little grated parmesan. I recommend the basil, that really made it for me, generally I'm not a HUGE lasagna fan; as a mom I appreciate it though.

Roll up noodles tightly; place seam sides down on top of meat sauce in dish. Spoon remaining sauce over the rolls; sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake rolls until heated through, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

From: [identity profile] wickedglitter.livejournal.com


That sounds really yummy I may try it out next week. This week I'm intent in making ziti, I dunno why. I read on a friend's journal his mom was gonna bake brownies and make sundaes, sounds like a good idea to me so I wanna bake some brownies and make some tooooo...I just need to plan a dinner first haha, I am gonna find a damn ziti recipe...

From: [identity profile] holliquin.livejournal.com

I have actually decided I like doing lasagna rolls better than regular lasagna - for some reason it just seems like less work to me. I use essentially the same exact recipe.

From: [identity profile] holliquin.livejournal.com

Oh, and if you buy manicoti (sp?), the big tube noodles, instead of lasagna noodles you just stuff the filling into them and then you have stuffed manicoti!

From: [identity profile] godess-of-night.livejournal.com

i don't know about ziti but lasagna noodle boxes usually have a simple recipe on them.

From: [identity profile] godess-of-night.livejournal.com

i forgot to second the yumminess of apple butter toast!