What can I do with this?

I had leftover mozzarella sticks, and I needed to use them before they went bad. I don’t like food waste. I recently almost cried when my green olives had mold growing on them. I did cry when the last of my cherries were all rotten. When the last 2 of my English muffins had mold, I thought that maybe it was the mold that was out to get me. Don’t even get me started on that rotten tomato. So when I remembered about these guys, I was determined to use them before salmonella took over my fridge.

Introducing the cheese stick quesadilla. It tastes like you think, and you are welcome. You could either dip it in left over pizza sauce or sour cream. I tried both and they pass the test.

All 3 judges gave it a perfect 10. In all 3 judges, I mean it is a girl night and I could never pass this off on my husband without meat.

Mommy’s Choice

Monday I had a night with my girls, so after I picked Becca up from Cheer, I decided we were going  out to dinner. I chose Opa, one of our Mediterranean faves.

Avgolemono Soup (Lemon and Chicken)

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Falafel, hummus,  taziki

Tonight was my choice as well…Oven roasted Chicken Thighs and Legs—-375 for an hour or so with a good handful of salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and a hearty supply of olive oil. I served with rice, corn, and a side salad. Perfection! Happy family!

Flowers for Lizzie

 

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Linguine and Clams

Happy Friday!!! So earlier in the week when I made my meal plan, I asked the girls if they would rather order pizza or me make something for dinner on Friday night. They wanted to know what I might make, so I took the risk and said pasta with clams. They wanted clams. I even double checked last night to make sure that was still their choice. Yep! So that is what I made tonight for dinner!

Linguine and Clams

Ingredients

1 pound Linguine Pasta
1 tablespoon sea salt
1-2 pounds live Clams
1 tablespoons butter
2 cloves minced Garlic
1 cup White Wine (I used Chardonnay)

Directions
Take a large bowl and fill with cold water. Add 1 tablespoon of sea salt and stir to dissolve. Add clams and allow to sit in the refrigerator for as long as possible (30 min up to 2 hours). This will release the silt and sand. Rinse clams and press any open clams closed, if a clam won’t stay closed throw it away.

Fill a large pot with water and bring to boil. Salt water well. Cook pasta in water until 1 minute short of al dente. Reserve 3 cups cooked pasta water for sauce. In a large pan add butter. Heat over medium high heat until melted.
Add garlic. Cook about 2 minutes. Add white wine and reduce about 2 minutes. Add salt and clams, toss to coat. Add pasta and 2 cups reserved pasta water. Cover and cook about 3 to 4 minutes until all the clams have opened, any unopened clams need to be discarded.

The girls’ plate…

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My plate….

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Well…I totally forgot to take a pic, so I snagged this one from google. I added fresh parsley to mine, and of course I had wine =) PERFECTION!!!!!

Have a great weekend!!! See ya soon with some yummy dinners this weekend and a new weekly meal plan!

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash

Evening guys! I thought I would share this amazing tip… cook spaghetti squash in your crock pot! I saw this tip the other day on TV, and I just had to test it out!

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients
1 large spaghetti squash
1 cup low-sodium chicken stock, vegetable stock or water

Directions
With a sharp knife or fork, poke your spaghetti squash a few times all around.
Place the entire squash in a large slow cooker. Add your liquid and cover.  Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

I am going to add some butter, Parmesan cheese, and possibly some leftover veggies from tonight’s dinner (recipe coming soon) and take for lunch tomorrow!

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Here is how I did it in the oven. https://funfoodiefamily.com/2015/03/23/roasted-spaghetti-squash/

Mom Night In!!!!

Hey guys! I had a pretty awesome day with the family. We all went to the circus. It was great and we all had fun together! Last night, I was supposed to go to dinner with a couple of friends, but it fell through. No worries, though. We will catch up soon. I had a quiet house to myself for a few hours, so I ordered Chinese take out; Shrimp and Broccoli, Sweet and Sour Tofu, and some yummy Spring Rolls. For the second night in a row, I find myself in a quiet house for a bit. I was in the mood for something vegetarian, so I ordered a veggie pizza, cheese bread, and Greek salad. Plenty of leftovers from both nights! Looks like I have lunch covered for the week! Now watching a marathon of The Americans. So awesome!

Looking forward to yoga in the morning. My dad’s b-day is tomorrow, so I’m going to make a yummy meal for him. That recipe and this week’s meal plan coming up tomorrow!

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Easy Green Chili, Bean, and Cheese Burritos

5 ingredient Easy Meal… Tortilla, refried beans, cheese, green chilies, and enchilada sauce…

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Put some enchilada sauce on the bottom of your pan. Start layering…tortilla, beans, cheese, chilies…fold, etc.

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Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until the cheese it nice and bubbly…

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Eating up all the chips in the house cheering for the Seahawks…Good game tonight!009