Friday, April 26, 2013

Two Lovely Lunches

I went to a lovely luncheon for hospice volunteers yesterday as part of National Volunteer Week.  There was a lot of yummy homemade food--Florentine Lasagna Roll-Ups, white bean and squash soup, Ramen slaw, garden salad, fruit and yogurt parfait, cookies, and brownies, plus tasty punch.  There was poetry and praise for volunteers, plus goody bags of flower pots, seeds, gardening gloves, and chocolate.  I felt very appreciated.

Today I visited my church friend at the senior home and had lunch with her.  I stayed more for the friendship than the food, a pretty standard food service soup,pizza, salad, and poundcake with strawberries.  We had a good visit--about how she's adjusting (okay enough), how "nothing stays in her brain" and she forgets names a lot (and uses the word "thing" more than she used to), who has visited, and what she's done this week.  I told her about all the kiddos' activities, from piano recitals to gymnastics exhibition, and our upcoming weekend trips in the coming months.   I'll go back in a week or two.

Maybe even for lunch.
JC's Florentine Lasagna Rollups

12 fluted lasagna noodles
2 Tablespoons butter
¾ c. chopped onions
2 pkgs. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 ½ c. (6 oz.) shredded mozzarella. cheese
½ c. dairy sour cream
1 egg, slightly beaten
¼ c. butter
¼ c. flour
1 ½ teaspoon instant bouillon (chicken or vegetable*) *which is what I used with you in mindJ
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 c. light cream
1 c. milk
Parmesan cheese
Cook lasagna.  Cool in large bowl of cold water; set aside. 
Sauté onions in 2 tablespoons butter until tender, about 5 minutes.
Combine spinach, onions, mozzarella. cheese, sour cream and egg, set aside.
Melt ¼ cup butter in sauce pan.
Stir in flour, instant bouillon and pepper, stir in milk and cream
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Boil and stir 1 minute (it will thicken)
Remove noodles from water.  Pat dry with paper towels.
Spread ¼ cup spinach mixture over each noodle, and then roll up.
Spread a small amount of sauce on bottom of dish.
Spoon remaining sauce over rollups.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Bake 30=35 minutes 350 degrees.
I usually cover with foil to keep sauce from getting too dry.
Have a wonderful weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, I'd lost my copy of this recipe.
    Granny Q