I was watching TV the other day and saw a great recipe on the Food Network and I KNEW I HAD to make it. It would be something Dave and Emily would eat and so I went for it. AND it only takes as long as the pasta takes to boil to make the sauce!
Boil 1 pound of Ziti pasta (make sure when water comes to boil-add salt to water and stir pasta often so it doesnt stick)
FOR THE SAUCE
3/4 of a bag of baby spinach
1/4 cup goat cheese
1/4 cup cream cheese (you can use fat free or low fat if you choose)
2 or 3 cloves of garlic- I used 3
salt and pepper
In a blender- food processor-or immersion blender Blend all of the above ingredients. I used my Vitamix and it got very smooth, which I loved, however you dont have to have it all the way smooth.
Take the rest of the baby spinach and put it in the bottom of the bowl you will be putting pasta in once done.
When pasta is done – reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water- and put the drained pasta over the fresh spinach in your serving bowl. Toss and let the heat from the pasta wilt the spinach.
Take your RAW sauce that you made and dump over your pasta in the bowl and toss to coat. you will not have “leftover” sauce like you would with red sauce- you just want all the noodles covered. If you notice that the pasta sauce you added is a bit dry add some of your reserved water and then mix again. It will loosen the sauce a bit and help it spread easier.
Then just grate a bit of Parmesan cheese on top and serve!
YOU CAN ALSO ADD – tomatoes or whatever other kind of veg you like to the pasta once in bowl and then coat it with the sauce. But this recipe took 10 minutes to fully make and was delicious- healthy and filling. You can also use wheat pasta if you want to make it a tad more healthy. This with a side salad is AWESOME!!!!!!!!
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I am going to try and be much more active on my website. I miss just sitting and writing and getting everything out-good or bad. I love to write poetry and it has become an outlet for me to just write and not worry about what anyone thinks or even thinks of me. As most of you know, I am not everyone’s piece of cake and I have most of my life out in the youtube world with all my good and bad.
Recently, I added a donate ——> button on my website and got a bit of crap over it. I hadn’t mentioned the button on my youtube as I figured if people saw it and wanted to help me out-they would and if they couldn’t–they wouldn’t. It had been brought to my attention many months ago to get one and I always felt funny about putting it up but recently when it was brought up again I decided I would do it. Discussing this with a few people they said “Do you know HOW many people have nings and people donate to them to help pay for the ning and then pay for their classes?” I am going through so many medical issues and as most of you know…my husband is a freelance copywriter and if he doesn’t work-he doesn’t get paid. He has been taking me to appt after appt plus dealing with his own medical issues with his back. I have found out my kidneys are working at 20% and dialysis is in my future. But what is killing me most is my daughter. As most of you may know my son committed suicide 3 1/2 years ago at 19. My daughter was 14. We have been trying to get her in therapy with a psychiatrist to monitor her medication and her anxiety, panic and depression. We are getting no where fast. I am going through the same thing I went through with my son all those years ago-trying to get him help-and he just couldn’t hold on any longer. Waiting list after waiting list……we found one place that does not take insurance-you pay 200.00 for the initial visit and 60 every visit after. We dont have that kind of money. I am on SSI–not the normal SSD so I get 1/4 of what normal SSD get and I am at a loss. The insurance company will not reimburse us because they offer Drs. in their plan. So being on the phone all morning and trying to figure out what to do about this has made me miserable. Do they realize what an epidemic suicide is? And we worry about so many other countries and children and I get that but what about our country and our children. I don’t get food stamps or anything. Oh i can go on and on about my thoughts on so many things regarding this but…it doesn’t matter and wont change. We all just do our best and hope we make it through. look how they treat our veterans. Terrible……
I promise my posts wont be all sad and whoa is me lol its just the day I have had and it brought back alot of memories I dont want to feel or remember.
Now…I have started selling my Art again as well as my jewelry. I had forgotten what a long process it is to upload and get all the info in. I will put the link up as soon as I have everything listed.
I want to thank everyone who has donated to help me. every dollar helps and I know we all struggle to make it. You all have been such a great support system to me that I don’t even know how to pay you back. Thats why I do the giveaways. Just small ways to show you all how much I appreciate all you guys do for me. I am truly Blessed! Here is to the start of blogging and happier blogs!!!!!!! Many Blessings to you all!!!!!