Thursday, January 26, 2017

Len's Recipe of the Month - January 2017

One more recipe of the month is a Valerie Bertinelli concoction.   I swear, the woman never fails me.  Why are we not married?

Anyway, I cooked up this vegetable side dish on Thanksgiving to rave reviews.   But, by the simple addition of one of those tasty Polynesian pork chops from Omaha Steaks, you have yourself a whole meal that is tasty and not tons of calories.  And you can get it done in 15 minutes!

You also don't need many ingredients.

2 cloves of garlic, chopped.

Three or more crimini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced.  Yes, cleaned.   Come on, folks.   It's flu season and I always see people sneezing in the vegetable department at Ralph's.

A bag of spinach.  Even though the bag is sealed, rinse the spinach.  Trust no one.

In a pan with some EVO, saute the garlic and then toss in the mushrooms. Move them around for about five minutes, so they all blend flavors.

Add the spinach to the skillet.    Don't be shocked when it wilts down to nothing. Pay attention, folks.  It's what spinach does.

Add some salt and pepper to taste.  Drizzle some balsamic vinegar over it.  Toss it all together and serve.

You're done.   Of course, you can saute one of those boneless pork chops and serve it right on top for a complete meal.

People will think you cooked for hours.   Spoiler alert: you didn't.  All of this can get done in 20 minutes.

Dinner last night:  More leftover lasagna.   I made a lot of it.

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