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Sunday Night Dinner - "BFD"

Wintertime in our house equals BFD more often than not. Β What is BFD, you might ask? Β BREAKFAST FOR DINNER! So, instead of eating waffles with Mrs. Buttersworth every night (believe me, it could easily happen in our house), we opted tonight for the healthier version of BFD - Crustless Quiche.

Crustless Quiche Recipe:

1 cup of Sauteed Kale and Baby Spinach

1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper Julienned

2 Fresh Roma tomatoes

6 eggs

Splash of Skim Milk

Sprinkle (approx 1/4 cup) of Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese (thank you, Costco)

Mix all ingredients together, arrange in an impressive way (it always helps to make the veggies disappear faster!) and bake in a shallow dish for 25 minutes at 400 degrees.

Sunday Dinner = Great success!

Grapefruit Upside Down Cake

Today's snow day brought some lovely house guests and an inventive new (almost, Martha Stewart has already tried it, surprise surprise!) Recipe for Grapefruit Upside Down Cake. The bright pink / orange color the grapefruit makes this cake quite bright and sunny on a snowy day and the juice from the fruit makes the cake itself super fluffy and light!

Recipe:

1 box of Duncan Hines Pineapple Upside Down Mix (basically just yellow cake mix)

Sprinkles of ginger, ground cinnamon, dark brown sugar and nutmeg

Ingredients on the Cake Mix Box

(Mix with hand mixer until combined)

Spray Pam in bottom of Β 11"x14" pan.

Sprinkle bottom of metal non-stick pan with grapefruit pieces (with pith and seeds removed) and then sprinkle with brown sugar.

Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes (depending on oven temperatures).

Enjoy!

Thanks Martha for the inspiration - http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/grapefruit-upside-down-cake?backto=true

What’s for dinner?

This winter, there has been a home-made pizza revolution in our house. Β It's the best meal to make with a friend or loved one because of the multi-tasking involved and it can be super healthy with good ingredients and whole grains, veggies and good toppings. Read about homemade sauce on the blog from two weeks ago.

AND - Pizza is a super forgiving "Wednesday Night" meal.

Take tonight for example....some mozzarella, tomato sauce (pre-made), breakfast sausage in the freezer just dying to become a future-topping, and (carmelized) onions.

Confession: Β The best part of the pizza making is watching my hubby throwing the dough like a "champ" as flour flies everywhere! :)

The finished product - UNREAL(ly) Yummy!

And for a side salad...Spinach with mango salsa (thank you Costco) and chopped baby tomatoes. Β The secret Ingredient...Zucchini Crisps (Fried zucchini sliced VERY thinly and topped with sprinkled parmesean.....mmmmmm)

BON APETIT!