Sunday, February 6, 2011

Things I Cook: Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups and Fried Banana Wraps

I've attempted two new recipes, one that's great for lunch or dinner, the other that's good for a snack, both utterly delicious.

The first is the spinach lasagna roll-up recipe from my favorite food blog, Budget Bytes. This is my main go-to site when I'm planning my grocery shopping, because the recipes are easy to make, inexpensive, extremely tasty, and they make a lot of food so I have leftovers during the week. This recipe was no exception. Here's how mine turned out:

A note: the recipe calls for a pound of lasagna noodles, and it recommends boiling the whole thing so you'll have extras in case of rips. I did, but I had way too many noodles left over. So unless you are cooking for a lot of people, I would recommending maybe boiling just over half instead of all. Or buy extras of the other ingredients to make more filling in order to use all of your noodles up.

The verdict: I will definitely be making this again. It was awesome.

The second recipe is from a "trashy eats" community on LiveJournal, which was recommended to me by a friend (the community was recommended, not the specific recipe). The good thing about this recipe is that most, if not all, of the ingredients it utilizes you probably already have, so you shouldn't have to go out and buy anything extra. This recipe is good if you're looking for a sweet snack, but don't feel like leaving the house. So without further ado, I present to you fried banana wraps:

A few notes: I fried the tortillas and bananas separately, tortillas first, then the bananas. It was just easier that way. I also substituted the peanut butter for Nutella, which made this snack more crepe-like (in my opinion). You could also take this dessert to the next level and add a dollop of ice cream on top, or skip the tortilla and use the fried bananas and caramel as sundae toppings. It's pretty versatile.

The verdict: YUMMY! This may be a trashy eat, but I think we could all agree that sometimes the trashy eats are the best.


  1. This post is making me salivate! Still haven't made the banana wraps, and I have to get Richie to make the lasagna roll-ups. :o)

  2. I love them both. I ran out of bananas and now I am sad. :-( The lasagna roll-ups are actually super easy to make. You should try them!