Defrost frozen spinach and drain.In a sauté pan, cook onions in olive oil
until soft, about 3 minutes.Add
spinach, salt and pepper, cook on low heat until mixture is hot, about 5
minutes.Remove mixture from heat,
stir in bread crumbs, Set aside.
Halve the zucchini’s and scoop out the flesh in the
center, leaving about ½ inch thickness around.Put zucchini halves in pan, cover with
water and bring to a boil.Boil
zucchini for 2-3 minutes to soften.
Place cooked zucchini halves in baking dish, scoop
spinach mixture into zucchini (boats).Sprinkle stuffed zucchini boats with Parmesan, and bake in 450° oven
for 8 minutes.
Easy Turkey EmpanadasTime: Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutesIngredients: 2 rolls Pie Crust
1 lb. Ground Turkey
1Medium Onion chopped fine
1 Bell Pepper chopped fine
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 can tomato paste
2 tsp olive oil
1 egg yolk Directions:
On cutting board, roll pie crust out flat. Using a 4 in diameter circle (I used a large mug), press out as many circles as possible. (I was able to get 5 circles from each crust) Repeat with second crust
Place circles in refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown turkey. Drain and transfer to a bowl.
In same skillet, saute onion, garlic and pepper until soft and onions are translucent.
Return Turkey to skillet, add cumin, chili powder, oregano, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat about 1 - 2 minutes. Set aside.
Separate egg yolk from white and break yolk into a bowl
Lay a dough c…
Happy National Empanada Day!
This morning, in honor of the holiday, National Empanada Day, I decided to make some empanadas. In deciding what kind to make I considered all the different kinds I could make. There are sweet, desserty empanadas like fruit filled empanadas. That would be good for breakfast, but lack of planning on my part left me with no fresh fruit for that option.
Then there are the savory empanadas, like beef filled, chicken filled or even cheese filled. I decided on turkey filled because using ground turkey is similar to ground beef, and I like to save my red meat for steaks and roasts. I always substitute ground turkey for ground beef, mostly because it's just the healthier option.
The family and I just returned from a much needed trip to Universal Studios Orlando. I began writing a review of the entire trip the other night but when the post was approaching 2000 words, and not being halfway through the trip, I decided that maybe a series of posts would be better. I have decided that the best place to start would be where we stayed. I will follow up with all of the different aspects of the trip including the parks, transportation, flights and of course, food.
We booked a Universal Studios Harry Potter Package through Universal Studios. We chose Universals' new value hotel, Cabana Bay Beach Resort because, well quite frankly, it was the least expensive. Our package included 5 nights' hotel accommodations, 2 day park to park passes with the 3rd day free, early admission into the parks for Harry Potter, and two Harry Potter themed breakfasts. The total for our family of six in a Tower suite at Cabana Bay: $2808, which included vacation insurance and gro…