Garlic Zucchini Spirals

So I pretty much refuse to refer to veggies cut with a spiral-cutter as “noodles,” but that doesn’t make them any less awesome.  This was a great side dish, and if you were so inclined, you could make a main dish out of it as well.  Standby, we may even be trying this in March. 😉  Anyway, this is a prep method we will definitely continue to use.  This was tossed with garlic, red pepper flakes, and a little bit of parm to go with a main dish.

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Spinach Gnocchi

We had a little farm sleepover party for the horsey friends this past weekend, and I used it as an excuse to cook a couple of elaborate meals and talk endlessly about horses. 😉  I liked this gnocchi recipe, although I made a couple of errors – 1) should have baked the potatoes longer, it was an effort to really mash them and 2) I overworked the dough and they were a bit dense.  But all in all, still a fun meal and worth making again when I don’t beat the dough into oblivion. 😉  I served this with my fresh tomato sauce that I canned over the summer.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

We try to eat vegetarian once a week, although it doesn’t always work out.  But there are so many great options out there, we really should make more of an effort.  This was awesome – I got the recipe idea from a curried squash idea from MorningStar Farm’s website, and modified it to make it a little more southwest-themed.  Definite make-again.

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Mini Frittatas

With a few days off this week, I’m trying to stock up on some freezable, quick breakfast items.  I am not a huge fan of breakfast, and it needs to be small and light if it’s going to happen.  Shawn is on his bike so early that something portable is a huge plus.  I saw these little guys on some Buzzfeed post and tried to mock them up – they were pretty good!  But I should have greased the muffin tin a bit better – huge, stuck mess.  I would make more of these for sure, though.  Quick and very filling for breakfast.

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Goat Cheese and Olive Mini Sandwiches

Of the three mini sandwiches we made for our awesome group wine outing, this was by far my favorite.  But olives and goat cheese are fantastic, so there you go.  Definite make again.

 

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Veggie Tortilla Roll-ups

This was the second mini sandwich we did for our wine tour with our friends, and it was another good one. I would definitely make it again for a get together or even for a lunch. Yummy vegetarian option. We did half on wheat and half on plain tortillas, and you could mix and match with any flavor.

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Potato Leek Soup

So I really do love grocery shopping.  Minus the crowds.  But the weird schedule with riding at night makes shopping on the internet and picking up the groceries pretty helpful some weeks.  The problem is, you don’t always get what you ordered, and apparently sometimes green onions = leeks?  I wasn’t sure what else to do with 3 large leeks besides potato leek soup!  As much as I am not a potato fan, this came out well enough that I actually liked it. 🙂  This was very simple, and I used an immersion blender to get it smooth.

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