Thursday, February 17, 2011

~ Dinner 8 ~

Happy THURSDAY morning everyone!

Wow, it seems like an eternity since we last blogged.. I had mentioned earlier about how life gets in the way of our wicked cool project.. Well that was totally evident this week.. So, with that said, our apologies for lagging on posting Dinner 8!

Since we visited Mexico for our last dinner, Stacy and I thought it would be fun to take a dinner journey to ITALY! :)

We will be making Lasagna Rolls! I will warn you, this is an intermediate recipe.. Not that it should be super difficult, but that it does have many steps. :) But I'm sure it's bound to be very tasty! I mean, lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella too?? YUMMY! My mouth is watering!
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For this recipe you will need the following:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Pinch ground nutmeg

1 (15-ounce) container whole milk ricotta cheese
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
1 large egg, beaten to blend
3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for salting water
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
12 uncooked lasagna noodles
2 cups marinara sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella (about 4 ounces)

For Dessert we will be making Spumoni Cookies! If you like pistachios and cherries, you are bound to enjoy these cookies!!
Spumoni Cookies photo by labellefood - member

For this recipe you will need:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (16 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1/4 cup chopped pistachios

Can't wait to see the results and hear how everyone enjoyed these 2 recipes! :)
Lets get cookin'!

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