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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!

Meals That Do Double Duty

Meals That Do Double Duty

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Meal Planning 101 in 6 Easy Steps

Meal Planning 101 in 6 Easy Steps

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Organic? Non-GMO? Grass Fed? Natural? Its All So Expensive!  Where Do I Start?

Organic? Non-GMO? Grass Fed? Natural? Its All So Expensive! Where Do I Start?

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Meal Plan for the Busy Woman

Meal Plan for the Busy Woman

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Workout Nutrition Made SIMPLE

Workout Nutrition Made SIMPLE

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Hot and Cold Balsamic Veggie Salad

Hot and Cold Balsamic Veggie Salad

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It Took Over 2 Years…..But the Result Was Beautiful!

It Took Over 2 Years…..But the Result Was Beautiful!

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Your Holiday Party Survival Guide

Your Holiday Party Survival Guide

There you are, another holiday party, another buffet of food.  The holiday music is playing and the usual suspects are in attendance: The cheese plate or hot dip The veggie and/or fruit plate bacon wrapped goodness of some variety endless chocolate desserts with a holiday cookie/cake/cupcake thrown in enough alcohol to take it from aContinue Reading

I Hate “Health” Thanksgiving

I Hate “Health” Thanksgiving

I Hate “Healthy” Thanksgiving Thanksgiving for me is full of memories.  Memories of watching the Macy’s Day Parade.  Memories of hearing my mom put the turkey in the oven and family chats.  Memories of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, friends sitting around a table and sharing a meal.  Memories of the wonderful smells that madeContinue Reading