The Leftovers Dilemma…

7 Aug
Spinach and Lasagna Roll Ups

Spinach and Lasagna Roll Ups

This is actually a new post! I started this post about a year ago and shelved it. Since I’m on a somewhat “hiatus” from blogging while packing up to move onto a new house, I thought I’d update this one and finally post it. And here it goes, written a year ago:

Start: “So we are having leftovers from the freezer. Hubby says, “Stop cooking so much, we have too many leftovers!” And I replied, “Now how am I supposed to have a foodie blog without cooking?” Well, the problem is, I grew up in a household of eight, and I don’t know any better. I can’t help it! Food, food, food, and then more food.

We have three in the household. I try to cook for four because that’s just how it works out with standard halving of recipes, but I usually end up cooking for six or eight because, well, I can’t help it. Add more of this, add more of that. Ooooh, I have some of this, just throw that in too. Then you just end up with a lot. For the freezer. We just have to remember to get it OUT of the freezer and actually eat it before it’s that unknown ice-crystal-laden frozen glob of something that may or may not be the leftover spinach lasagna rollups, or is that the chicken enchiladas we made with the red sauce instead of the green sauce last time?” End.

Well that is as far as I got with that post. But I can at least present you with a photo above of  what “said glob” looked like before it went into the freezer…

We are having a garage sale this weekend, so things are moving along pretty quickly with getting moved. We have an arrangement with the owner of the house we are buying to move our stuff into his garage beginning Sept. 1, but we won’t be able to close the loan on the house until mid-October (long story on that one) and we have to be out of our rental by Sept. 12. But my parents have a one-bedroom condo here with a Murphy bed too that they stay in during the summer to escape the Texas heat. They leave on Sept. 20. SOOOO, in order not to be too cramped for those 8 days, my husband and I will be taking a week’s vacation to our river property during that time frame. Our daughter will stay at the condo with our parents since she’ll be in school by that time. Busy times ahead, for sure! I hope you all stick around my blog until we get through this!

OH! Here is a link to the spinach lasagna Roll Ups, in case you missed that post in the past: Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups


7 Responses to “The Leftovers Dilemma…”

  1. YTQ August 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    That’s the same basic reason for too many rollups. I had two brothers, and my dad was a logger. We cooked a LOT! Cuz they ate a LOT!! And there was always a few stray kids from the ‘hood that knew what we were having so, they’d show up, too. My mom loved it!


    • anotherfoodieblogger August 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

      OMG I so understand YTQ!!! But really, the rollups were great, just sayin’. Not your fault you have a picky family. 🙂


  2. Adam J. Holland August 10, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    I tend to cook in the interest of leftovers. And I neither have a big family, nor did I grow up with the Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. ~ Godspeed with your move. I don’t envy you. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger August 10, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

      Thank you Adam. Moving is right at the top of my list of things I hate to do. That and grate cheese.


  3. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl August 11, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    I’m a big “we must eat all our leftovers before we move on” believer so I love seeing this post. Rollups are one of my favs.. yum!


    • anotherfoodieblogger August 11, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

      I know, sometimes it gets a little out of hand, huh? Thank you for your nice comment. I’ll have to check out your blog. 🙂


      • anotherfoodieblogger August 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

        Woops I guess you are not actively blogging now. But I’m glad you stopped by!


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