Sunday, April 17, 2011

A fun way to give Spinach a little love!

I'm on a spinach kick lately...maybe it's being pregnant? Either way, my body is loving all the extra Iron I've been including in my diet. One of my favorite new ways to eat Spinach is on Pizza!!!

I do like to make my own crust...but these are my favorite brand when I need a quick option!

I cover the crust with olive oil, garlic salt and lots of fresh grated Parmesan Cheese.

Chop 4-6 Green Onions (use whites and tops) and throw them in a large skillet.

To the onions, add 3 cups of chopped fresh spinach, a few cloves of grated garlic, a pinch of salt and about 1 TBS of olive oil. Cook until the spinach is all wilted.

I also love tomatoes on my pizza, but sometimes they make it I slice my tomatoes and dry them on paper towels for a while before layering onto my crust.

This particular pizza is half spinach/tomato and half tomato/basil. I also love making my spinach pizza with canned artichokes! Just rinse them well, chop and throw into the skillet with the rest of the spinach toppings.

 Top the whole thing with shredded mozzarella cheese and put in a pre-heated oven (follow crust instructions).

This is my spinach/tomato pizza...delicious!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

We love any meal with Mexican flavors!

This week, we had another meal inspired by a Managers Special at the store! Bottom Round roast was reduced for quick sale at Sam's Club (still had 5 days until it's "Use By" date). I got a $15 roast for $5! It was nice and lean not much waste :) We weren't hungry for pot roast, so I decided to give it a little Mexican Flare!

This hunk of meat is going to find a home in the crock pot, but first...get a nice sear on all sides! I seasoned with just salt and pepper and seared with a little olive oil.

In the crock pot...I put 5 cloves of garlic, a small  handful of dried red chilies, and 1 tsp of dried Mexican Oregano.

To this, I added the browned roast and 1 can of beef broth. I also added about half a can of water. 

I cooked my roast on high for about 4 hours and then flipped and turned the crock pot to low for another 6 hours. The end result...very tender meat that was falling apart as I removed it!

Shred meat and find lots of fun ways to use it! We had it in tacos the first night with fresh lime and homemade salsa. Also a great filling for burritos, enchiladas or quesadillas!! We got 4 meals out of our roast...pretty good deal :)