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Five for Friday

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Garlicky Spinach Chicken Bake

So, I had this great plan to make some kind of cheesy rice baked thing with chicken, which for whatever reason is kind of all I want to eat right now with this cold.  Comfort food for the win, man. IMG_5105 

But then Jay was coming home and I needed something that was moooostly vegetarian and pretty healthy because that’s his desire these days for food, and I like him, so I try to cook things that he likes.  

Hence: this.  Super duper easy and fresh and flavorful chicken and spinach.  It’s really simple, but the flavors are great all together.  As for how to use this?  We’ve done it over quinoa, tortellini, and just plain with buttery toasty crunchy bread for dipping.   ALL are great, so you really can’t go wrong.  Most of all, this is super duper quick; by the time you make quinoa or whatever you’d like to serve with this you can have the spinach dish almost completely done.   Bonus points on time if you use leftover chicken!  

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On Snow

wpid-20150224_093316_1.jpgIt’s snowing here!  Very lightly, but we woke up to schools closed and this very lovely dusting all over everything.  

The dogs were ecstatic.  

I’ve said over and over again that I love snow more than most adults should – the whole maybe-missing-work is great and all, but it’s just so peaceful.  The silence that happens when people are forced to or choose to stay inside?  The slowing down of everything that naturally occurs?  It’s breathtaking.  Like everyone takes a big exhale all at once because for once we CAN’T be as rushed or as scheduled as we force ourselves to be, even if we wanted to.  

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Healthy + Cozy Food

Guys.  

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It’s raining again, and tomorrow and Wednesday it’s supposed to snow.  Again.  

Yesterday there was still ice on the ground from LAST WEEK’S snow, which basically never happens ever because usually it gets super warm here and no kind of freezing anything lasts for more than a day or two.  

So last week we had a list of just straight-up comfort foods, all of which I’m totally obsessed with.   And then there was that potato soup, which just YES.  Loved it so much.  

But, we probably can’t eat totally carb+dairy+meat-heavy stuff two weeks in a row, according to doctors who care about our arteries?  So, even though we probably still really need comfort foods again this week, here are some slightly healthier options to get us through to March, which is on Sunday.  Holy poop.  

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