Sunday, October 26, 2008

My no-excuses recipe of the week

Okay, so I go through recipe books and online recipe sites every Sunday to make up my weekly menu, I try to do two weeks at a time, but it's only worked out once. Anyway...some of my favorite recipes come from Men's Health magazine. You're thinking..."really??" but yes! Think about (most men) do not like to spend a lot of time cooking, it just has to be simple, filling and tasty. Last Christmas I bought Trainer a subscription to the magazine and one day he said, "Can you make this? It looks good." Every month or so when the magazine comes Trainer points out the recipes he would like to try and I make them.

I am always looking for good sides or salads since we have greens with almost every meal. This month there was a really great 'pizza' and salad recipe. The pizza was made on Flat Out Bread, you can figure that part out, easy breezy right? But the salad is what was SO delish and tasty.

Simple Spinach and goat cheese salad
4 cups of baby spinach (use the pre-bagged, pre-washed to save time)
1 cup of red grapes cut in half (I used black since we couldn't find red, I'm sure green would be good too!)
2Tbs crumbled fresh goat cheese
2Tbs sliced almonds
1 1/2 Tbs Olive Oil
1 1/2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combined 1st four ingredients together in a mixing bowl, drizzle with the oil and vinegar, mix thoroughly and season with the salt and pepper. Makes two good sized servings.

This took me about 5 min to put together and I made it while the "pizzas" were in the oven. NO EXCUSES, easy, tasty and I can make double the recipe with the ingredients that I bought, so it comes out to about $1.50 a salad. Rockin.

1 comment:

The Sports Mama said...

Men's Health? Has THE BEST recipes. Hands down.

It's just a bonus that Coach thinks he's doing something "manly" when he cooks them. :)