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Yes, it’s Tasty Tuesday time, but before we get to the recipe (posted below), I’m re-posting an old blog post for the new followers.
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Top 10 Lists
He would never say.
1. Did you catch The View today, or are you a Dr. Phil guy?
2. I’m tired of beer and wings, let’s make some Cosmo’s and cut up veggies.
3. Do these jeans make my ass look too big?
4. Do you want all my tools?
5. Let’s go to the mall.
6. It’s nippy out there, come on in and I’ll make us some tea.
7. I wish those Victoria Secret models would cover up more, they’re not leaving anything to the imagination.
8. Action movies? Pfftttt. There’s a Gilmore Girls marathon on Lifetime. Yippee.
9. Let’s take that quiz online and see which character we are. My friends think I’m Charlotte, but I think I’m more like Carrie.
10. You go, boyfriend.
She would never say
1. I hate chocolate.
2. I love parallel parking.
3. My butt’s too small isn’t it? And my thighs are perfect, don’t lie to me, it’s true.
4. GPS? Map? Nah. I’m sure we’ll be able to figure out how to get there.
5. Hairy backs are sexy.
6. Our new neighbor, the gorgeous one that works at Hooters, leaves her drapes open when she’s showering. Remind me to tell my husband about it.
7. They can put a man on the moon, but they can’t bottle a locker room scent?
8. I’ll kill the spider.
9. No, it’s my turn to bait the worm on the hook.
10. I don’t remember the date of our first kiss. Cripes, I can hardly remember our wedding anniversary.
BOTH guys and gals will say that this easy to make & bake healthy dish is delicious.
Baked Veggies and Pasta
1 package of gluten-free penne or any other type of short pasta (could also use whole-wheat pasta, for those who can have gluten)
fresh baby spinach (about 4 cups)
1 sweet pepper (orange or red or yellow, your choice) seeded and sliced
2 yellow zucchini (sliced)
3 TBSP Olive Oil
1 package (1 lb.) ground, low fat turkey (you can also use Italian turkey sausage or any kind of sausgae you like, remove the casings)
Kosher salt & ground black pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 cup low fat milk
8 fresh tomatoes (diced) or 1 large can diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup part-skim mozzarella, shredded
2 TBSP Parmasan cheese, freshly grated
2 TBSP Romano cheese, freshly grated
Heat oven to 350 F
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat and add meat, stirring to break it up.
Cook until meat is browned (about 5 minutes, then put it in a bowl).
In the same pan (keeping heat on medium) add the remaining oil and sliced peppers and cook for about 5 minutes.
Then add zucchini and garlic, and cook for about 3 minutes.
Add all this to the meat bowl.
Cook pasta according to package directions, ensuring you are following the al dente directions.
During the last 2 minutes of cooking, add the baby spinach.
Drain pasta and spinach and return to the pot.
Add salt and pepper (or red pepper flakes if you like it spicy) and toss well.
Lower heat to medium-low and to the pasta pot add: milk, tomatoes and meat and vegetable mixture, cook and stir over low heat for 3 minutes.
Spray a casserole dish with non stick spray.
Remove pot from stove and add in all the cheeses, coating all the pasta well.
Transfer all the ingredients to the casserole dish.
Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown on top and heated through.
Enjoy in good health.