Sunshine!

by DanicasDaily on March 26, 2014

Happy Wednesday all!  This morning The Husband was in charge of breakfast.  Little did I know I shouldn’t allow him to have an entire bottle of Sriracha when making Healthy Egg Rolls.  He cracked me up when he handed me my plate and said he made me a “Sunshine” to start my day off on a bright note.  I can officially say Sriracha Sunshine Egg Rolls are probably about as much heat as I can take in one sitting.   (SF + 1 WPA) – 5 points+

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He also stopped by the office today to take me to lunch for Healthy Mex at C’ Casa.   

I started with a small C Chopped Salad ~ with queso fresco, red bells, pumpkin seeds & creamy cilantro lime dressing.  (SF + 4 WPA) – 6 points+

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Paired with a cup of their Poblano Corn Soup.  I love the combination of smoky, roasted chili peppers with cilantro and corn.  I definitely want to recreate this. (SF) – 2 points+

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I did steal a few of chips from his White Bean Chipotle Nachos.  There were as good as they look.

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Dinner tonight was a group effort that came together pretty quickly. 

The menu: Cheesy Stuffed Shells without the chicken, Garlic Bread and Caprese Salad

My Sous Chef was in charge of grating the cheese, the noodles and preparing the salad.

I was in charge of the filling and assembling.  I combined a container of fat free ricotta with 2 egg whites, 3 garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning, 1/4 tsp. sea salt and black pepper.

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Then, added 1/3 of the mozzarella, 1/3 of the parmesan and an entire package of frozen spinach that was thawed and squeezed dry.

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Stir to combine and that’s all you need for the filling.

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While I mixed the filling, he cooked the jumbo shells in salted water for 9 minutes. 

I poured about 1 cup of sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Then, stuffed each shell with the spinach ricotta filling.

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Cover with the remaining sauce.

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Sprinkle with the remaining cheeses.

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Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.

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His salad creation involved a caprese salad with an anti-pasti (said just like that!) in the middle.

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I started with one stuffed shell and decided I’d go back for another if I was still hungry.

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I figured it was a good compromise as I knew I couldn’t resist having 2 slices of Alexia Garlic Bread.

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I did go back for 3 more tomato slices and stopped there as I was satisfied. All together my delicious pasta dinner comes in at (SF + 3 WPA) – 8 points+.

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In a totally blonde moment this weekend, I managed to mail my Flex Charger to someone….not even sure why I did that.  Of course I did not realize it until my battery told me it’s low today. 

Sad Sad smile but a new charger is on the way!

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Night all!

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