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{December 29, 2012}   Simple Spaghetti

Simple Spaghetti and green salad

Simple Spaghetti and green salad


Dinner tonight was refreshing and satisfying. After months of just eating, and not well, I needed to cook, actually cook for myself.  I’ll confess that the past month has been more full of eating take out or “quick and easy” foods that are not necessary good for me.  I blame it on not having the energy or desire to cook.

Dinner tonight was simply spaghetti and a green salad. Something about a nice steaming pile of spaghetti and tomato sauce makes me want to eat a salad. The two just pair together nicely. The spaghetti is comforting, and the salad is energizing.  It was the simplest meal to make.  Nothing fancy. Just good food.

My Simple Spaghetti:

  • Spaghetti
  • Canned Italian style diced tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Basil, oregano, garlic, sea salt, other spices as desired
  • A wedge of Laughing Cow tomato basil cheese (I was out of parmigiana)

Cook the spaghetti to al dente, then strain & rinse. Mix in about a teaspoon of olive oil and return the spaghetti to the pan.  Mix in the canned tomatoes and spices, warming over low heat for a few minutes.  Remove from heat and mix in the wedge of cheese until melted.  Serve with a green salad tossed with a simple vinaigrette dressing.




{June 25, 2012}   A Delicious Twist on Oatmeal

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that “I just don’t do that oatmeal thing”.  Oatmeal in the traditional sense just does not sit well with me. The texture is just, well, yucky. My children are staying with me, so I was looking for recipes to stretch some pantry items (such as oatmeal) and make a healthy breakfast. I stumbled across this fabulous recipe at A Cozy Kitchen.  I had the strawberries (in the freezer) and the oatmeal, so we gave it a go. This was fantastic!  No gooey oatmeal texture, not a cookie either.  It was a delightful springy, muffin like experience.  We used double the strawberries and it turned out just fine.  Check out Adrianna’s recipe linked below.

Some of the best stuff isn’t planned. And today I present you the most delicious accident that’s happened in a loooong time. You’re actually supposed to be staring at cute little baked oatmeal cups. I pictured you whipping them up

via Strawberry Vanilla Bean Baked Oatmeal.

Adrianna’s photos are much prettier than mine. But this was my first try at making this recipe, and this was the piece I was able to salvage from my hungry children.

et cetera