Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lasagna Roll-ups

I have seen several variations of lasagna roll-ups, but I couldn't find an easy one that I liked.  I came up with my own.  The main reason I like the idea of roll-ups rather than normal layered lasagna is that I can control my portion easily.  Each roll-up has about 215 calories and 8.4 grams of fat.

Lasagna Roll-ups

   20 lasagna noodles
   1 1/3 jar pasta sauce
   1 pound ground turkey
   1 container ricotta cheese part skim milk
   1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
   1 cup mozzarella cheese
   2 eggs


Boil noodles according to package directions. Brown ground turkey, drain, and mix with pasta sauce. Combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, eggs, and parsley. Coat baking pan with cooking spray and thin layer of meat sauce. Spread cheese mixture on a noodle, followed by a layer of meat sauce, roll, and lay in the pan.

  Continue this with all twenty noodles. (I used 2 pans so that the roll-ups were not touching and would be easy to remove from the pan.) 

Top rollups with remaining meat sauce and additional mozzarella cheese if desired. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Since I'm only cooking for two people, I'll freeze the leftover roll-ups individually which will make for a quick yummy meal when in a rush.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Another Blog :)

At the beginning of the year, like every other person in the world, I made a New Year's Resolution.  Ok, so I actually made more than one.  I always like to make a couple of resolutions, that way I have a better change of succeeding!

Introducing:  Perfectly Organized Chaos 

One of my resolutions was to start a family/personal/life blog and keep it updated.  I'm happy to say that I have indeed done this.  Now I know it is only May, but come on people, that is pretty good for a New Year's Resolution.  Even if the year is not over yet, I consider it a success.

This blog currently consist of lots of wedding things because that is what is currently controlling my life.  If you would like to get to know me a little better, you can head on over and check it out.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wedding DIY-Cake Table Napkins

I'm much too cheap to pay for napkins with our names and wedding date on it. However, I didn't want just plan napkins either. Instead, I decided to emboss the napkins.

I found several stamps on clearance that were perfect.

I also did black embossing on white napkins.

They are not perfect by any means, but they are a cute addition.

My grandma and mom helped me out with this little DIY. We had a wonderful assembly line going on!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wedding DIY-Bubbles

Riley and I are getting married at the beginning of June, so we are hoping for a nice weather. We're planning on having a bubble send-off as we leave the chruch and head to the reception.

I found these bubbles at the Dollar Tree. They come in packages of 9 and are only a dollar.

The bubbles needed a little personalization, so I cut out Rs using black vinyl. Looking better, but still needed a little something more.

I tied a red ribbon to the top of every bottle of bubbles. It still has the simplistic look, but isn't too boring.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wedding DIY-Kid's Crayons

Riley and I will be having a reception full of fun for the adults. I wanted to make sure that the kids had something fun to do too. I've created Kid's Activity Books and also crayons to go along with them.

I found some Christmas Crayons on clearance during the summer online at Oriental Trading. They were super cheap and the box ends were red, which matches our wedding colors.

I had leftover cards from my Tears of Joy Packets. I'm all about using what I already have, so I cut off the top portion with the saying and used the name and wedding date.

I simply wrapped plain white printer paper around the crayon boxes and secured it with double-sided tape. Then I attached the portion of the card on the front.

Since I was using leftover cards and white printer paper that I already had on hand, this project was super cheap and only took me about an hour.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Wedding DIY-Kid's Activity Book

I made an activity book to keep the kiddos entertained at our wedding reception.

I included games and activities.

There are coloring pages included too.

I made the book using Word and it was really pretty simple.

The books are sewn together using regular white thread.

I think the little ones will enjoy them :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wedding DIY-Reception Flip Flops

With all the dancing that will occur at our wedding, it's safe to say that heels will be ditched.

I always end up barefoot on the dance floor and go home with disgustingly dirt feet.

When I saw the idea for "dancing shoes" to be provided for guests, I jumped on the idea.

I bought about 30 pairs of flip-flops from Old Navy. I think I paid about $13.00 total because they were on clearance and I had a coupon too.

I used my Cricut to cut out black and white cardstock to label the size for each pair of flip-flops.

I wrapped black ribbon around the flip-flops to secure them together. I used a hot glue gun, which only resulted in a few burns.

They are simple, but cute.

I think I'll put them in a fancy red bucket or basket of some sort. I'll be sure to post what I come up with.

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