Thursday, January 14, 2010

Keepin' It Simple!

Two simple dinners for the past two nights... the first Wednesday was an easy herb roasted chicken with sauteed spinach and cornbread stuffing. Tonight we had baked potatoes, meatloaf and creamed spinach. I'll post detailed instructions for each meal below.

Herb Roasted Chicken with Sauteed Spinach and Cornbread Stuffing

I used just a simple box of Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing and sauteed a bag of baby spinach with about 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and a teaspoon of chopped fresh garlic. Be sure to lightly brown the garlic on med-low before adding the spinach.

For the chicken I grabbed a couple chicken breasts and coated them in extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, garlic, onion powder, and paprika. I roasted the chicken in the oven at 425 degrees for 50 mins or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

You can also cut up a sweet potato coat it with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper and roast alongside the chicken!!! YUM!


Meatloaf for Two with Creamed Spinach and Baked Potatoes

This meatloaf recipe is for 2-3 people, you can easily double it for a family meal. I picked up the creamed spinach already made at our deli and roasted the potatoes alongside the meatloaf. Make sure you poke several holes in the potatoes so they don't explode in your oven! I lightly coated them in extra virgin olive oil and covered with salt to create a crispy crust, I also put them in the oven before I started working on the meatloaf as they need about an extra half hour to cook.


Ingredients -
  1. 1 lb ground beef
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/2 C Italian bread crumbs
  4. 1/3 C milk (I used 1/2 creamer and 1/2 skim)
  5. 1/3 C ketchup
  6. 2 Tbls. chopped scallions
  7. 1 Tbls. chopped garlic
  8. 1 Tbls. chili powder
  9. 1/2 tsp worcestershire
  10. 1/4 tsp. pepper
Directions -
  • Preheat over to 325 Degrees
  • Mix egg, milk and ketchup in a large bowl.
  • Mix scallions and garlic into the same bowl.
  • Crumble beef into mixture.
  • Add bread crumbs, worcestershire and pepper, blend with hands.
  • Press mixture into bread pan and sprinkle chili powder on top.
  • Bake for one hour.

Hope you enjoy it!!
xoxo, V

1 comment:

  1. Val, I made sweet-n-sour meatloaf tonight, i know it sounds weird but it is the only way i eat meatloaf and it is FANTASTIC...i'll send you the recipe if interested, SUPER easy