Archive for May, 2011

May 26, 2011

First From the Garden

Spinach!  Extra strong and flavorful spinach!

I may have let it grow for too long.  I was picturing wide leaves like I get for the grocery store, so I waited for them.  Well they never came.  So much for baby spinach.  Still delightful, just a strong flavor.  Lesson learned.  Not the first gardening lesson and certainly won’t be the last.


I decided to serve it atop nachos, one of my all time favorite meals.


Layers of:

  • browned Yeehaw beef
  • sautéed onion and pepper
  • whole grain tortilla chips
  • tomatoes
  • cheese


Before the melting…


Melty goodness after…


Topped with vanilla yogurt.  We didn’t have salsa or sour cream.  I’ve been very unprepared for meals lately.  I really needed something creamy to tie everything together.  Surprisingly it worked.  It added a nice sweet creaminess.



Any tips on growing spinach?

May 25, 2011

Snack Throwback

Stauffer’s Chocolate Animal Crackers!

A childhood and college favorite.  Every bite takes me back to good times.  Such a great way to satisfy my chocolate and crunch craving.


And they are even better when there’s peanut butter for dipping.


And if you want to switch it up a little, get regular animal crackers and dip them in Nutella.  OoOoOo…you can’t go wrong with Nutella. Red heart

What’s your favorite childhood snack or dorm room treat?