After a 10 day vacation from my desk job I am happy to be back into the swing of things… ie: a schedule! I don’t flourish well when I’m left to flounder about for more than a few days. But man, it was nice!!
We had a wonderful holiday vacation and indulged ourselves in family, fun and festivities.
It’s January 3rd and we have already celebrated our oldest child turning 18. I just can’t believe it. If you follow my Instagram you will see a picture of him in his JROTC uniform. He looks so grown up…. so mature, so ready for his adult life to begin. I am SO PROUD OF HIM!!!
This year two of our kids will graduate from high school and two are turning 16. Life just keeps going…. no matter what!
And now it’s back to our previously scheduled programing…. life, the 9-5, the rat race.
How about this year let’s try to do more than just do more?
Let’s try to do more meaningful, quality vs quantity, whole hearted 100% genuine selflessness.
Create joy in your life by creating joy in someone else’s.
Oh yes! One of my favorite dishes!!! Hoe could I forget about this one?
Pay no attention to the sweet potato in the picture. It is not an ingredient. Moving right along….. Ok let’s get started….. I use Jimmy Dean Original sausage. You can use another kind of meat or meatless meat if you like. Just be sure to season it as it’s cooking with some Italian seasonings if you choose to go a different route.
Start your pasta before you start browning the meat or you’ll be standing around waiting on your pasta to finish cooking. Nobody got time for that!
After your meat is all browned, drain that fat!!! Just do it…. you’ll thank yourself later 🙂
Add the two cans of tomatoes let that simmer for about 15 minutes. Then add the WHOLE bag of spinach. Let that simmer while covered until wilted.
At this time I like to add some Italian seasoning, salt & pepper. The sausage has a lot of seasoning already so just add with a light hand. Add a little grated Parmesan cheese at this time too if you like.
Ooh la la! Lookie there! Remove from the heat and wait for the pasta to finish cooking. Did you know that by placing a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water prohibits the water from boiling over??
And here it is…. the final product!
Top it with some shredded fresh Parmesan Cheese and you are on your way to a yumfest!!!
My recipe you ask? It goes a little something like this:
I like to marinate the fillets (usually 2) in some honey, teriyaki and garlic. Maybe add a squeeze of lemon. Let it sit for at least an hour in the fridge, flipping from time to time, then sear in a hot skillet. Serve it up with some oven roasted asparagus and jasmine rice and LOOK OUT!!
Not only are you getting a meal that is low in fat but your taste buds will be doing a happy dance!!
Get in my belly!!
I have a TON of other recipes on my Pinterest if you’d like to take a look!