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Cook Once, But Get Several DIFFERENT Meals!

Cook Once, But Get Several DIFFERENT Meals!

Just when I think I’ve got a handle on our schedule…up comes PTA meetings and the youngest one’s swimming classes!  Whoa!

So here’s what made the menu this week to easy the stress!

Layered Frittata
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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
½ cup sliced olives
½ pound spinach, kale or bok choy
6 tomatoes, sliced
12 eggs, beaten with 1 teaspoon salt
½ cup shredded provolone

Preheat oven to 400degrees. Warm 1 tablespoon oil. Add onion, salt and pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes. Stir in olives and transfer to bowl.

Add spinach, salt and pepper to pan. Cook 2-4minutes. Transfer to a separate bowl.

Add tomatoes, salt and pepper to pan. Cook 2-3minutes.

Spread tomatoes across bottom of pan. Pour 1/3 of egg mixture into pan. Cook 1-2minutes.

Top with spinach and cheese. Pour ½ of remaining egg mixture on top. Cook 2-3minutes.

Spread olive and onion mixture over top. Pour remaining eggs over mixture. Cook 2-3minutes.

Transfer to over 10-15 minutes.

Bonus Meal 2:
This doubled as a quick and healthy breakfast all week!  Just heat and go!

Sugar and Spiced Chicken
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Brine:
1 cup kosher salt
1 cup maple sugar
1/4 cup black peppercorns
1/2 tablespoon ground cloves
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon ground sage

Chicken:
6-7 pounds cut up organic chicken
3 medium onions, roughly chopped
2 big carrots, roughly chopped
3 celery stalks, roughly chopped
2 tablespoon thyme

Sunday Prep:
– place chicken in a large ziplock bag.
– fill bag with enough water to cover chicken.
– add brine ingredients and shake (over sink in case bag isn’t completely sealed! ;)) to combine.
– cut up all veggies and thyme and place in another bag or container.

Day of cooking:
– preheat oven to 400 degrees
– drain chicken
– place chicken and veggies in a large roasting pan
– add 1 cup water to pan
– roast for 1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes or till chicken registers 160 degrees on a meat thermometer.

Serve with a spinach salad!

Bonus Meal 2:
I then used the leftovers (chicken and veggies), as the base to a chicken soup.

Leftover Chicken Soup
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Shred chicken
Rice spaghetti (broken into pieces)
6-8 cups Chicken stock

Combine shredded chicken, rice spaghetti and chicken stock.  Bring to a low boil and continue till spaghetti is cooked through.

This makes a yummy, healthy and quick soup in under 20 minutes!!!!  And tastes different than the meal the night (or 2 nights) prior!

Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes

Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes

Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes These are the perfect fall meal.  For breakfast or for dinner, these are yummy….and my whole family ate them up!  They’re moist and filling and not overly sweet.  And if your family is anything like mine, they’ll love having breakfast for dinner. Ingredients: 1.5 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup quinoa flour 1Continue Reading

Apple Crisp Pancakes

Apple Crisp Pancakes

My family loves breakfast for dinner.  Its like a treat or a mid-week party.  And this meal doubles as a easy meal, because you can make it ahead, keep it in the fridge, then heat the griddle and cook come dinner time.  Now that’s faster than take out!!!! Apple Crisp Pancakes 1/2 cup oatmeal 3Continue Reading

My Favorite Go To Quick Breakfast

Breakfast is always a busy time at my house. Getting the oldest ready for school, myself for work and the endless “Mommy…” questions, time seems to fly by! That’s why I love this breakfast option. Not only is it filling, keeping me full for hours, and satisfying to my taste buds, but it comes togetherContinue Reading

You’ll Never Eat Store Bought Granola Again After You Try This Version

Super Easy Organic, GMO Free, Cinnamon Granola 1 cup organic rolled oats 3 cups organic quinoa & kamut flaked cereal 1 cup raw sliced almonds 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup organic palm sugar Pinch sea salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4Continue Reading

It Doesn’t Get Any Easier Than This

I love Saturday mornings! I’m often up early to take our oldest to swim team practice. When we get back, the rest of the family is awake and ready for breakfast. We’re chilled from the early start and looking for some comfort food. I love pancakes, but hate the calorie load of maple syrup. Plus,Continue Reading