Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Quickie Spinach Supper

Well, I ended up having to go to the doctor today, so I didn't get everything I wanted to get done today, done. And I didn't get our planned supper in on time, so I had to come up with something. I didn't have much freezer stash left and none of it sounded appealing today, so I "winged" it. My husband hates when I do that, but the kids and I loved what came of it, and I'm quite sure my hubby will too when he gets home. I'm documenting it, so if I ever want it again, I can recreate it.

Quickie Spinach Pasta Supper
3 TBS Olive Oil
1 chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic (or to taste)
1 TBS Butter
1 tub of ricotta cheese (I think mine was part skim)
1/2 brick of cream cheese
1 thawed and squeezed frozen spinach box
2-3 shakes of ground cayenne pepper
2 shakes of nutmeg
Lots of fresh ground black pepper
Leftover pasta ( I had fettuccine)

Saute onion in olive oil until translucent. Add butter and garlic, cook that for a little bit. Toss in spinach, ricotta, cayenne, black pepper, salt, and cream cheese. Smash and cook that until it is all mixed and creamy. Add cooked pasta. If it's too thick thin with a bit of milk.

This was so good, and like I said, my kids loved it. If I were to change anything, I would have loved to add some fresh mushrooms, but we didn't have any.
We ate it with a salad and those pillsbury crescent rolls that are garlic flavored. I'm sure they are really really bad for you, but they taste oh, so, good!