I’m a sucker for cheese~sliced, cubed, in pasta, on sandwiches-you name it, I’ll take it. So come Meatless Mondays, it’s guaranteed we will have cheese with something. I try to incorporate ingredients to make my cheese-filled dish as healthy as possible. So, in my grilled cheese, I use a squash puree in some form(frozen, jarred). Oh, and don’t forget the tomato soup!
12 slices of a whole grain bread
2 cups shredded cheese(your choice~mix it up half cheddar, half pepper jack)
1 jar of baby food puree squash
1 tablespoon of butter/spread
dash of salt/pepper
olive oil for pan
Heat olive oil in pan on medium. Meanwhile, mix cheese, puree, butter, salt and pepper in bowl. Spread mixture on bread and place in pan. Cook about 4 mins per side. Serve with tomato soup and a salad to make a meal.
**Makes 6 sandwiches
I’m not a huge fan of Goat Cheese, but was looking for something different to cook this weekend(sans meat). So, I thought I would try this recipe from Real Simple for Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pasta. It sounded a bit exotic to serve as a main dish in my home, so I served it as a side-dish(alongside home-made chicken tenders). It was fairly , simple to prepare. And I got the chance to peel asparagus stalks, which I had never done before. The goat cheese had a strong flavor, as I expected. With that being said~ the kids weren’t crazy about it. So, I think I will save this one for a dinner party. Let me know, if you try this recipe and how you like it.
Since I’m an advocate for Meatless Mondays and a lot of my friends seem to ask me for recipes sans meat~I am going to post one each Monday, here. I also believe Lent is quickly approaching~so, be sure to check back every Monday for a new recipe to experiment with, if you are giving up meat.
Macaroni and Cheese has been a comfort food in my home forever. No, I’m not talking about the Kraft kind. Homemade is the only way to go. This recipe from Jessica Seinfeld‘s first book and you can find it here(remember you can substitute the purees for baby food, to save time). Add some steamed broccoli and you have a pretty, healthy meal~that has made a difference not only to your health, but the environment and maybe even your beliefs.