Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sautéed Mushroom & Spinach Pasta with Seafood.

Sautéed mushrooms and spinach are tossed with fresh pasta and seafood for an easy weeknight dinner. Makes two servings.

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 box cleaned, sliced mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 large handfuls of fresh, cleaned baby spinach leaves
  • 4 ounces of cooked shrimp or crab
  • 2 servings of cooked fettuccine
  • balsamic vinegar
Heat olive oil in wok pan.  Add mushrooms and garlic. Sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, until mushrooms are softening and garlic is fragrant.  Add spinach.  Sauté for another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often.  Add cooked pasta and seafood.  Toss in pan for 1 to 2 minutes, until seafood is just heated through.  Transfer to plates and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Mom's Baked Chicken Breasts.

This is less of a recipe and more of a preparation.  A really. easy. preparation.  It's one of those things I cook when I get home late and just. need. to. eat.  32 seconds of prep, 30 minutes of cooking. Really. Easy. Preparation.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray cooking pan with olive oil cooking spray.  Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry and place in pan.

Dot each breast with up to 1/2 tsp margarine, cut in two to three pieces.  Season liberally with your choice of dried seasoning: paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, black pepper, parsley, oregano.  Any combination will be just fine.

Bake for 30 minutes. Serve with an equally easy-to-prepare side dish or two.