Friday, July 22, 2011

Chick-fil-A will miss us tonight.....

Latetly I have been spending a lot of time at Chick-Fil-A. I am in such a cooking rut, that is caused by absolutely no feed back from another party that doesn't watch NickJR and no one to bounce ideas, I have been either doing very simple dinners or going to chick-fil-A. *Hangs head in shame*

After discovering Pinterest (feel free to add me :)), I have spent countless hours looking at food porn and shinny pretty things and amazing ideas for the house. All those hours didn't go to waste. It got my cooking creative juices flowing and I decided to make 2 things tonight because I couldn't decide.

This was numero 1: mac and cheese muffins
My children love hand food so this is a win win.

and this was 2: Spinach balls

I am not in the mood for pasta.

The only changes I made are I used just fiesta blend shredded cheese and instead of salt and pepper, I used Miss Dash. Oh and I used frozen spinach. Fresh spinach always seems to go bad here, and since Target is having a sale of 81cents for a 16 oz bag of frozen spinach that doesn't go bad, I couldn't pass it up.

(Cooking with spinach is a pain only because 99% of the recipes will require 10oz and most bags comes with 16oz. I always either put too much or too little. Might invest in a kitchen scale just to make it right. Anyone have this problem??)

Growing up watching Popeye, I always felt spinach is the magical veggie. I have since then branched into collard greens, zucchini, and so many others, but in my eyes, by feeding my children spinach, I feel like I am doing a wonderful thing.

Well, to report, it came out amazing. Of course mine wont look as pretty as the picture, and its not supposed to because I am not that skilled in the kitchen and I don't have photoshop ;)

What it lacked in beauty, was definitely made up by taste. The children gobbled it up.

Tomorrow morning, I might even give them the spinach rice balls. I can get away handing them that for breakfast and they will eat it a lot easier than me sitting them down for rice and spinach ;) and that way I will feel a lot better about all those chick-fil-A, trips.

Hooray for going the extra mile in order to redeem ourselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our Traveling Circus said...

I am so jealous that you've been spending so much time at Chick-Fil-A. Tell you what, I'll mail you a case of dulce de leche if you send me a #5 value meal with a Dr. Pepper! :)

Mac n cheese muffins--brilliant! I'm going to have to make those for Teague!

Sundee said...

Yummy, I will have to put them on my "to try" list. I love spinach. Also, I spent a lot of time at Chick-Fil-A when C was deployed. We would eat and then I would let Wesley play while I read a book (I would sit by the windows of the play area to watch him). It was so nice.