Spinach, spinach everywhere! I have loved the beautiful spinach I am getting in my CSA box each week. It has been some of the best that I have ever had, but I cannot prepare this every week. I have to branch out and try something new,even though sitting down with a bowl of this would be quite rewarding. What did I come up with? It had to be something quick and a dish that could use some of my other CSA goodies, a gorgeous oyster mushroom and an onion. Anna’s rice pilaf recipe came to mind. It’s not her original recipe. I will share it at a another time. It is quite delicious. I used it as a side dish, but it could very well work as a main dish. I have been known to add a little soy sauce and eat a plateful.
I just had to cook this spinach recipe when I first saw it on Kate in the Kitchen’s Blog. When I made it the first time I was talking to a friend about it and she said “Wanda, you have taken a very healthy food and made it not so healthy!” I don’t look at it that way. I just made it delicious. You don’t have to eat all of it. But I could eat it in its entirety. It is so creamy rich and flavorful. The spinach with the richness of the Boursin cheese and the crunchy panko bread crumbs. Nothing could be better. You have to try this. It is heavenly.
Here at our house pizza is a favorite. I love pizza, but only if it is made at home. Ordering pizza out is way too expensive, laden with lots of calories and just plain not good to me. Now there is one place I would go for pizza and for the life of me I cannot remember the name of the restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina. It has the best pizza and greek salad. If you know the one I am trying to think of let me know and I will link to them. When we were there the line was way out the door, but worth the wait.
I have been making pizza since high school. My favorite was a pizza made in an electric skillet with a biscuit dough crust. It was a treat! Now I will make pizza dough in the food processor, bread machine, mixer or use refrigerated or frozen dough that I pick up at the store.
Making your own dough is very easy. You just measure and let the machine do the work. But, that will have to be another post. It is way too much information for now!