Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A little of everything: New recipes!

I love love love when I think of something I used to eat all the time but haven't eaten recently.... because then when you eat it again it's like YES! this is what has been missing from my life. [Okay, so maybe that's a little dramatic... but it is pretty exciting] This happened to me the other day with spinach. I use to eat it all the time- everyday in my egg whites, spinach salad, spinach with dinner... then I just stopped for some reason. Well, it was on sale at the grocery store last week so I picked up a bag and made it with salmon for dinner Monday night. So great to have it back in my life :)

To make it I just throw it in a pan with garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and 1 tsp of olive oil. 

Last night I went on a big of a cooking rampage-- I made 3 dinners all in under an hour. {Pats herself on the back} Since I have class Wednesday nights I have to make sure we have enough food to get us through Thursday's lunch, so I typically bulk cook on Tuesday night. While B was off folding laundry- side note: I think I sorta kinda broke the washing machine last night.... big trouble.- I was in the kitchen making this ginormous mess. 

It was totally worth it though, because now I don't have to worry about cooking until... tomorrow night. 

Here's what came out of my cooking madness: Baked chicken marinaded in balsamic vinaigrette and Dijon mustard, steamed brussel sprouts, steamed french cut beans, no bean turkey chili (substituted beans with zucchini and mushrooms and added an extra can of tomato sauce) and Jamie Eason's Monster Meatloaf. I realized this morning my fridge was on overload so I decided to throw together a breakfast that would allow me to clean it out a bit... and I came up with a masterpiece. 

Southwest Scramble is it's official name :) I just took egg whites and put them in a pan with Spanish rice, (already prepared) red onion, and black beans. Cooked this until the egg whites were done then added tomato, avocado, pepper-jack almond cheese, and Tapatio- I would have added jalapenos but I didn't have any. I love when I throw stuff together and it comes out great!

Question: What the best meal you've come up with by just throwing random foods together? I would love to know!

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