Quick Post: Looks gross, tastes delicious!

Today for breakfast I decided to be semi-adventurous the result was a bit gruesome to the eyes so I balanced it out with an old favorite – cheese omelet and toast. Anyway to the experiment. I had a ton of spinach that was due to go past its ‘best by’ date this week. I also had some grapes that weren’t my preferred level of tenderness. Knowing I wasn’t going to eat either (had my meals planned and they didn’t include spinach salad) I threw both in the blender and decimated them. The result? 6 cups of runny green goo. Sounds appetizing right? I warily dipped in my spoon and was rewarded for my bravery with a wonderful taste and unique texture. I was worried there would be just chunks of spinach leaves but there wasn’t to many and they were tiny enough to ignore. Also the grapes dominated the flavor, and the slight spinach essence only enhanced the experience, rather than detract. That’s one way to get your veggies without dealing with the sometimes bland taste. As an added bonus Spinach is full of good-for-you stuff like calcium, folic acid, vitamin C & K, iron, fiber, carotenoids, lutein and bioflavanoids. The goo was actually my favorite part of breakfast. The other stuff (eggs & toast) were just old had compared to the uniqueness in my glass. Anyway must dash, until next time ~ Q

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Quick Post: Beef Pita

You’d think I would have had time to watch a movie or finish a book to review since I had the day off yesterday, but alas no, that was not the case. I actually decided to go to work anyway and log in a few extra hours since I’ll be taking a week off mid-July. So a quick post will have to do. I didn’t eat this yesterday, this is just a late post from when I had all that ground beef. The final left-over I suppose is the best way to categorize it. Except the only thing leftover was the ground beef. Moving on. I chopped up some potatoes and baked those, then grabbed some broccoli (frozen) and popped it in the microwave to cook. Besides having to wait forever for the potatoes to cook, instant supper. Topped off with the always present in my fridge Kool aid. Until next time ~ Q

Quick Post: Cheese Quesadilla

There really isn’t much here. Just mozarella, italian and cheddar cheese all toasted to perfection while it cooked in a pan. Also I don’t know if you’ve seen them or not but Crystal Lite has these mocktinis and I really like the appletini one. Perhaps because it kind of tastes like a mild sour apple sucker I use to eat when I was a kid. Whatever the reason I have it stocked in my cupboard, along with kool aid and peach ice tea, which I have become a recent fan of. Until next time ~ Q

Quick Post: Beef Burrito

This is a week late but last Wednesday for “I can cook on the fly” was a beef burrito. What began as me deciding to cook some ground beef turned into  this concoction. All that was needed were some veggies, rice, and of course cheese. At the time I didn’t consider what I’d use with a pound of ground beef but it was quite versatile. I had it in burritos, pita pockets and even the egg bake I posted the other day. So yes, a very useful thing to have in the kitchen. Hence I already have another pound in the freezer for a rainy day. Until next time ~ Q

Quick Post: Egg Bake

What to do when you have roughly half a cup of cooked ground beef, a couple eggs that ‘expire’ today and bread? Throw it together and bake it of course. That’s what happened for breakfast today. I mixed up the eggs, added some cheese and the beef, then set aside. I placed two slices of bread into an oven safe dish (having already preheated the oven to 350) and then covered with the egg mixture. I believe I cooked it for about 10-15 minutes, just play it by ear though, depending on how compressed everything is. My ingredients were fairly spread out in the dish so it didn’t take too long to cook. Topped with salsa and presto –  delicious breakfast. Served with ice tea adds the cherry on top.

Until next time ~ Q