Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Food Mood....spring is coming

I don't have a whole lot of super springy meals this week, but I am leaning away from comfort food and towards using more veggies and stuff again....and the grill!

#1 Porkchops with Mushroom Risotto
I seasoned the porkchops with salt and pepper, basil, parsley, red pepper and coriander. Its a nice herb blend that is just a hint of flavor. Grill on medium heat for approx 7-8 minutes per side for a 1" thick chop.
The link for the mushroom risotto is above.
I also just steamed some green beans.....and cooked some crescent rolls for Jeremy b/c he says he never gets any "real"(meaning gluten filled) foods! :)

#2 Lasagna Rollups
These can be made from a bunch of different recipes online and also can be prepared and frozen to be cooked another night. BONUS!
I just brown 1 lb ground beef in a skillet with 1/2 onion and 2 cloves garlic. Mix into bowl with 1 container ricotta cheese. Add in any spices....we like Italian seasoning and red pepper. You can also add 1/2 package frozen spinach drained to this for some health benefit. While the ground beef is cooking, boil water and cook lasagna noodles till they still have some bite. Then simply roll up your rolls, putting some of the beef/cheese mixture into each noodle and placing seam side down in a 9x13 pan. Pour marinara sauce over the top and cover with Italian cheeses. Bake until bubbly at 350. About 20 minutes.

#3 Spinach Meatloaf & Potatoes
This is based on a meatloaf I saw the other day on some HGTV show. They used turkey, feel free to do the same, but we have lots of ground beef b/c we bought 1/4 of a cow back in the fall. Its all grass fed and hormone free so I never feel bad about eating it. You don't even have to drain the meat after browning b/c its so lean!

Mix together 1 lb ground beef with 1 egg, 1/2 breadcrumbs (GF of course), Italian seasoning, and 1/4 cup marinara sauce. Spread mixture on parchment or aluminum foil on sheet pan. Take 1/2 pkg of frozen spinach and drain (squeeze to get all the moisture out) spread over the meat. Sprinkle 1-2 cups of mozzerella cheese over spinach. Roll meatloaf up and place seam side down on baking sheet. Brush more marinara sauce on top.  Bake at 350 until cooked through. Serve with oven potatoes or mashed potatoes.

#4 Egg Foo Yung
this is a new recipe for me so if you make it, let me know how it turns out and how you like it.

1 comment:

erin said...

Oh wow! Thanks so much for the link back and blog love! :) I hope you love the egg foo young as much as I did. It was new for me too when I first posted that- but turned into a staple. :) Thanks again.