Happy Monday! Typically I really dislike Monday’s, but how can I hate a day that is 70 degrees and sunny? The weather here in the northeast is out of control nice. To the point that I almost felt a “fever” coming on on my way back to work from lunch today. But alas, paying bills trumps nice weather so back to the office I went. At least tonight will stay light for an hour longer, which makes it feel like the evening is that much longer. Every year, it amazes me just how different the nice weather can make me feel. Better mood, more energized, actually wanting to work out, etc. Another bummer of winter is the available produce (other than clementines). After 3-4 months, I can honestly say that I don’t think I can stand winter produce much longer. Hopefully the warm and sunny weather forecast will allow the typical spring/summer fruits and veggies to peak their heads a little earlier than usual this year.
A few weeks ago I was left with very limited options for dinner. The food store wasn’t going to happen until the next day, so I was left with going through my fridge and pantry and hopefully finding foods that I can pair to be somewhat edible. Anyone else ever do this? What I discovered was that a little spinach, butter, and goat cheese can take pasta over the top.
Spinach Goat Cheese Pasta
Yield: 1 serving
3/4 cup vegetable pasta (i bought the spinach/carrot/tomato blend)
2 tbsp soft goat cheese (not crumbled)
1 tsp butter or margarine
2 handfuls baby spinach, rinsed and patted dry
While pasta is cooking, place the spinach in the bottom of your bowl. Scoop the goat cheese and butter on top of the spinach and microwave for 60 seconds. When the pasta is finished cooking, drain it and pour right over your spinach, cheese, and butter. Mix with a fork and serve immediately.
Literally, the easiest dinner in the history of mankind. Except for maybe PB&J… or a bowl of cereal (but both of those things are not really dinner, per se). I would even make this for a dinner party because it tastes like something that actually took thought and effort