Articles Tagged spinach

Cheesy Spinach Pesto Pasta - insockmonkeyslippers.com

I am crazy busy today! I’m so busy that I jumped into work without having breakfast, haven’t even changed out of my pj’s, my hair looks like Albert Einstein’s, there’s a hole in my sock monkey slipper where my pinky toe is peeking out, and a coffee stain the size of Texas adorns my shirt . I’m praying no one will ring the doorbell. I’m so busy in fact that I didn’t even run away when Jack the labradork, woke himself up with a tremendous fart underneath my chair. I laughed then quickly realized the nerve damaging punch it contained

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Breakfast is my ultimate meal of the day and I’m a scary walking zombie without it! I’m a sucker for eggs and I think we must go through two cartons a week. I’ve thought about buying chickens because in the end it would be more economical with the amount of eggs we consume but let’s be honest here — I also like to roast chickens. In the end I would just end up empty handed and back at the market. Besides breakfast tacos, frittatas, and English muffins with a runny egg, vegetable scrambles are my absolute favorite in the morning.

Spinach and Ham Strata

19 | April 29, 2013

Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day and I’m perpetually puzzled by people who ignore it. The last time I skipped breakfast I left my phone on top of my car and drove off, forgot to put shoes on my child then dropped her off at school, didn’t wash the conditioner out of my hair, sounded like I just had a lobotomy on a conference call with a client, and almost set the house on fire cooking dinner. Trust me people, eat your breakfast. Some of my favorite breakfast recipes are savory and one of the easiest

Spinach and Ricotta Turkey Meatloaf via insockmonkeyslippers.com

Meatloaf. I can still taste my grandmother’s recipe with the sweet brown sugar ketchup on top. It’s just one of those homey meals that says comfort food. Unfortunately, the words comfort food don’t really relay lean, do they? Trying to keep things leaner, I’ve made meatloaves with ground turkey and to be honest they were so hard you could use it as a home defense weapon when it came out of the oven. Side Story: When I was first married, my mother-in-law (for some reason) gave me a frozen roast. This wasn’t just any roast but a massive piece of

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There are days when you just need a cheesy, creamy, crunchy, fall on the floor fast comfort meal or a quick snack for game day. This is one of those days and this is one of those meals. It’s simply pure awesomeness on a piece of toast. Chicken Artichoke and Spinach French Bread Pizza makes 4 servings 2 Tablespoons butter 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt pinch of fresh grated nutmeg pinch of fresh ground black pepper 1 loaf French bread 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese cooked chicken (grilled, broiled,

Lemon Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Garlic

Spinach. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that it’s good for you. I love it. So, I figured since this is the first post of a new year and we’re all trying forget the 5 pounds we packed on eating Aunt Agus’ 5,000 calorie a piece pound cake from the holidays, a simple sauteed spinach recipe is fitting. This recipe is one of my favorites. It takes me back to my childhood days of eating at the local Bar-B-Q joint called Peggy Sue’s and inhaling their lemony spinach. Garlicky and bright, this simple side dish is perfect with

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I make frittatas on a weekly basis. It’s a simple one dish family meal that everyone loves. Every week I use a different combo of veggies and cheeses to mix things up a bit. Last week, while trying to clear out the fridge, I made this spinach and lemon spaghetti frittata with feta and basil. Although it was different from the usual it was absolutely delicious and made for a refreshing summer breakfast. Unfortunately, Mia the resident 2 almost 3 year old, is not a fan of this particular frittata (a little too eclectic breakfast fare for her pallet) and

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I’m going to make this short and sweet. This recipe is pretty flippin’ delicious and super quick and easy to make. For years I’ve been making a smaller appetizer version of this using wonton wrappers and it wasn’t until recently that we started using the same technique to make a healthy baked “egg roll” for dinner. This one is definitely Mia, aka 2 year old, approved. Baked Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Egg Roll makes 12 2 cups baby spinach 1 1/2 cup cooked chicken 1 cup artichoke hearts (about 10 hearts, I use frozen and thawed) 1 cup fontina or

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I love enchiladas! As a Texan and don’t see how you couldn’t. When my father-in-law asked recently if we could get something together for my mother-in-law’s birthday I thought enchiladas were the perfect thing. And not just any enchiladas but chicken and spinach enchiladas. Besides the traditional corn tortilla, beef and red sauce enchiladas that The Husband makes, these are my favorite and perfect for a large get together. Be aware that this recipe makes 20 enchiladas and serves 8 to 10 people. Simply reduce the amount of ingredients by half to serve for 4 to 6 people. But I

spinach and sweet potato quiche

To save myself some time in the morning from cooking everyone’s breakfast I spent about thirty minutes and cooked up a batch of theses, spinach and sweet potato quiche. Mia has mixed emotions about these. You have to catch her in the right mood for her to really enjoy these. She would rather have scrambled eggs but I think it’s a texture thing. This is more of a toddler food and she’s at that in-between stage. So I needed a second opinion and who did I go to? The neighbors baby and she liked them so it’s a go. Spinach