Flat tires and lasagna roll ups!

Well, I had the first flat tire of the year.  For both of us, actually.  Over 1000 miles on the season before that happened, so not bad.

I was riding yesterday morning and turned a corner and did a fishtail skid, which is pretty unusual – and alarming. I luckily didn’t fall, but then I felt that unmistakeable shimmy of a flat.  I always carry a spare tube with me and am pretty proficient with changing flats ever since a few years ago when I had something like 12 flats in the season.  So, I found what gave me the flat:


A staple. You just never know.  I was going to change the tube, but then I saw this:



Bald tire. The skid must have scraped it down. These tires are old and have probably 5000 miles on them, so it’s time for new ones. However, this is not safe to ride on and I didn’t want to change a tube only to have it flat again. I was only about 2/3 mile from home here and I was going to walk home, but then I realized I didn’t have my lock with me to lock up the bike. One thing with a flat is that you don’t want to wheel the bike around on the rim, so walking it home was not an option, really.  So, I made a call and got a ride.

I have some spare old tires at home that I use on the trainer, so I was able to change that out and the tube and was back on the road today! Now to order new tires.

I also wanted to share this good recipe. I am probably the last person to find Skinny Taste, but these lasagna rolls looked good.  It’s basically lasagna done individually.  We did not use fat free ricotta – I never use fat free cheese! Anyway, they are easy to do and look fancy.  Once you cook the noodles, pat them dry and spread the filling on them:


Then roll them up and put into a baking dish, add sauce and a tablespoon of cheese on top.


The recipe says it makes 9, but the filling only was enough for 8, even measured out with a 1/3 cup measure, so not sure what happened there.

Anyway, these were so good! About 250 calories per roll, as well.

lasagna roll up


And check it out – a different veggie! I stopped at the farmer’s market and got some snap peas, which I just sauteed.

This recipe will definitely be in our rotation. They are fancy enough to serve for company, but the best part is the portion control and the easy freeze and serve options as well.

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12 thoughts on “Flat tires and lasagna roll ups!

  1. Lisa

    I remember that summer you had so many flats! I think I had a similar summer. Bad year for tires. 🙂
    The fishtail is scary when you get a flat. That happened to me one time (I think the high heat had popped the tire) and I had a brief flash of my life before my eyes. 🙂
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Alpine

  2. debby

    How nice that you were so close to home when it happened! And, those lasagna rollups look yummy. I think I will try those, as soon as I finish up my giant box of edamame noodles 🙂
    debby´s last blog post ..Good Clean Fun

  3. Helen

    When you posted that photo on Facebook my first thought was “oh dear, not another summer of flat tires.” May this be your only one!

    I’m with you on fat free cheese. I generally use part-skim ricotta and mozzarella. But, with some dairy we have drifted back towards full fat and I’m finding that we eat less but enjoy it more.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Just Life

  4. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    Ooooh, that looks like a great recipe for my little monthly dinner group.

    I know HOW to change a flat tire, but I’m not confident I could actually do it anymore with my bad hands. Still, I carry a patch kit and tube, etc. And my cell phone. And I practice a desperate “please help me” look periodically just in case.

  5. Alissa

    Those lasagna roll ups look delicious. I always buy the noodles that you don’t have to boil when I make lasagna- too bad I couldn’t use those with this recipe! 😛
    Alissa´s last blog post ..Forgiveness

  6. Fran

    Boo on a flat tire but fortunately it was only your first (and hopefully the last) this season!

    Those lasagna rolls look delicious and easy to make too. Going to remember this.

    And as for fat free cheese: never use that either. I’d rather use less and have a good taste than more with a crappy taste. But I do that with everything, I don’t use light or fat free products.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Monday, July 6, 2015: Mishmash

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