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Too Cold Outside...So Let's Cook!

Cooking Freezer Meals Lasagna Roll-Ups The Pioneer Woman

We have had some Arctic air come through the Pacific Northwest and it is just too darn cold to do anything.  The sun is out but temps have been as high as 5-18 degrees and feels like -2.  I braved the long Christmas shopping lines at Target yesterday. Today I decided we should store up on groceries so we don't have to go out into the crowds for awhile.

In some ways I kind of felt like a squirrel storing up for the winter with the items in my cart. Not because of the worry that food might run out at the stores...Rather not have to deal with Christmas craziness at the stores.

One of the recipes that I love making and freezing to have for future meals is the lasagna roll-ups from The Pioneer Woman.  She is great in making flavorful meals that are hardy and practical. It is often hard to find hardy dishes that can be served in smaller proportions and this one hits the mark!

I got to it in the kitchen when I returned from the stores and started on this recipe.  What an easy dish to prepare and really fun to incorporate the kids to help! You roll up the cute lasagna goodness in small foil loaf pans that can fit three rolls per pan. (See pictures below.) The package of pans also has a plastic lid. When done cooking, I cover the pan with two layers of foil and save the lids to use as a paint tray for the next painting project!

To read more about this recipe by The Pioneer Woman and see step by step instructions click on image below!





Noodles ready to have cheese filling spread.


Fantastic meat sauce that is added to the bottom of each pan and some is also applied to the top before sprinkling cheese.

Here is a picture of the three main steps before sealing and placing in freezer.






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