It’s always the meals that you think won’t turn out well that actually do. I came home from work recently having no idea what to make for dinner because I was out of town over the weekend and didn’t have time to prepare my meals for the week. I knew I had polenta and some veggies and decided to improvise. First, I cut up the veggies I had on hand (mushrooms, onion and squash) and put them in a large pan on medium heat.
While the veggies started to cook, I cut the polenta width-wise into 8, 1-inch circles and put 4 of them in the pan as well, flipping after a few minutes.
Next, I put the veggies on top of the polenta and let cook for 2 more minutes. Then scooped 2 polenta circles with veggies onto each plate. I topped each with some Trader Joe’s vodka sauce and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.
It was DELICIOUS and only took only 15 minutes to make! Success!
You can substitute any vegetables and your favorite pasta sauce to make this quick, easy meal for your family.
I love kale. And I especially love this kale salad. High in vitamins and antioxidants, kale is the ultimate base for a salad, with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, fiber, calcium, omega-3′s, and antioxidants. WOW!
- 3 cups kale
- 1 T. olive oil
- 1 T. lemon juice
- 1 garlic glove (pressed through a garlic press)
- 2 T. shredded parmesan
- Whisk olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.
- Pour dressing over kale and toss.
- Sprinkle with parmesan and ENJOY!
*You can also adjust ingredients to your taste
Question of the day: What is your favorite way to enjoy kale?
Tired of paying for granola at the grocery store? Me too. This granola is easy to make, cheap and so delicious that you will never want to pay for store-bought granola again.
½ c. honey
2 T. canola oil (or other oil, if you prefer)
1 t. cinnamon
1 ½ c. oats (Old Fashioned)
½ c. whole grain flour
½ c. sliced almonds (or other nut)
¼ t. salt
½ c. raisins (can also add dried blueberries, cranberries, etc.)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Stir together honey, oil, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Stir together oats, flour, sliced almonds and salt in a large bowl.
- Add honey mixture to oatmeal mixture – stir in raisins or other dried fruit.
- Spread out mixture on a baking sheet (I like to line mine with tinfoil sprayed with cooking spray).
- Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
- Let cool and ENJOY plain, on top of yogurt or with fruit!