These are great. subbing for future reference!:
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6/27/07 at 10:30am
Thank you JillChristina!!!!!
I just made that balsamic chicken recipe. Mainly because I had all the ingredients and it looked so simple. What I wasn't expecting was for it to be SOOOO GOOD! It passed the kid test too - my kids are eating their second helping right now. I did as suggested and served with a garlic/olive oil/parmesan tossed spaghetti. MMMMMM I think this will become a staple around here. Great recipe!
This is so delicious! I served it at my dd's birthday party and everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe JillChristina.
Black Bean Soup
1 C tomato salsa
3 C cooked black beans (or 2 (15oz) cans)
2 C chicken stock
1 tsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
sour cream (optional)
Heat salsa in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Stir in beans and broth. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer soup, covered, for 15 minutes. Let soup cool slightly, then ladle half of it into a food processor or blender and puree it. Return the pureed soup to the pot. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro and heat the mixture through. I usually double the recipe cuz it doesn't make a lot, but it is SO tasty!
Great thread idea... Dh makes pasta with spinach all the time.
1 bag of organic baby spinach leaves
3-4 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 lb of pasta (we like organic bowties)
2 T of butter
Saute the garlic in a generous amount of olive oil and butter. Add spinach until it is cooked. Toss mixture over cooked pasta and sprinkle grated cheese on top.
This is such an easy meal. We "cheat" by using spinach from a bag so the only prep involved is chopping the garlic. I like to have warm crusty Italian bread with this dish.
This is so good. Better than regular spaghetti. It gets slightly crispy/chewy on the edges, soft and saucy in the middle. There are many variations, some quite complex, but I like the simple one. I usually use leftover cooked noodles from the night before...
You just take cooked spaghetti--as much as you want for your family--I find about a half package cooked will fill a 9x13 baking pan--and place in a greased pan. Brown some ground beef (this is where i use organic beef--you don't need a lot) with an onion. Mix with a jar of spaghetti sauce or your own homemade. I usually use a jar plus a small can of sauce or drained tomatoes to make it saucier. Pour over the spaghetti, kinda blending it gently with a fork. You do want all the noodles to be moistened a bit. Top with shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese. Bake at 350F for about 30 min. or til hot and bubbly. (I think last time I made it it took about 40 min. Depends on your oven and whether or not the spaghetti was cold when you made it...)