Back to the Grind…What on My Mind

Haha I can rhyme 🙂
I am excited for the fast approaching holidays, unfortunately I can only really think of fun things to get myself for my kitchen…notice a lot of I and MY in that sentence? Ya, me too 😦 So I am on a quest I will spend 200 on everyone in our families and do my best to get them all the perfect gift! I will do it- I will!!!
So, who exactly do I HAVE to buy for you may ask…well
Corey (the hubs)
Jay (the oldest boy child)
Brett (the middle boy child)
Emmy (the youngest girl child)
Peggy (the amazing mother in law)
Whitey (the great father in law)
Joyce (the step mother in law)
Ryan (the brother in Law)
Shayna (the sister in law)
Aunt Michelle & Uncle Curt (my aunt and uncle)
Aunt Caren & Uncle Tom (my aunt and uncle)
Christy (my cousin)
Amanda (my cousin)
Robbie (my cousin)
Heather (my cousin)
Matthew (my cousin)
My Grandpa & Neicie (his wife)

Yup I will do it for under 200 so help me God! I dont know how yet but I will let you know when I do 🙂

So I have been a recipe slacker so here goes a new school year and a new sleuth of recipes…Tonight

Popeyes Paninis *OMG they are amazing*

Popeye’s Panini Presto 
Italian panini presses  were a recent rage, but two heavy skillets will work 
salad of sliced ripe tomatoes drizzled with olive oil. 
One 10-ounce box frozen leaf spinach (see Cooks’ Notes) 
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 
1 small onion, fi nely chopped 
1 garlic clove, smashed, peeled, and fi nely chopped 
/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper fl akes 
1 1/2 (packed) cups shredded  part- skim mozzarella cheese (6 ounces) 
Four 3-ounce soft  mini- sub (hoagie) rolls (about 6 inches long), split 
horizontally, excess bread dug out and discarded 
1. Place the spinach in a strainer and rinse with running water until thawed. 
Squeeze handfuls of spinach to remove as much moisture as possible.  
Coarsely chop the spinach and set aside. 
as well to make these great  spinach-cheese sandwiches. Serve with a simple 

2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the on- 
ion and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the 
spinach, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes and stir until the spinach and oil 
are blended. Remove from the heat and stir in the mozzarella (to partially 
melt the cheese.) 
3. Heat a panini press (or a heavy skillet, see Cooks’ Notes). Place the split 
rolls on a board, divide the spinach mixture among the bottoms and spread 
the filling evenly. Cover the rolls with the tops. Brush the bottoms of 2 sand- 
wiches lightly with oil and add oiled side down to the press. Lightly brush 
the tops with oil and close the press. Cook for about 4 minutes, until the 
sandwiches are golden and crisp. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches 
and oil. 

 Makes 4!

from real foods for healthy kids 🙂

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