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weeknight dinners

Turkey Grain Bowl

After the big Thanksgiving meal, a grain bowl is a welcome fresh meal that uses some of the leftover turkey. There are a lot of possible variations on this so don’t feel like you have to stick to the recipe. Just layer the flavors with what you have on hand. The recipe below makes two… Continue reading »

Turkey Rice Soup

Leftover turkey is great to add to soup. This simple, delicious soup also uses leftover rice that you may have. If you don’t have rice, you can add noodles. The size of the carrots and celery is up to you. However, I like chopping them rather small (1/4 inch). Since the soup is not pureed,… Continue reading »

Thai Pumpkin Soup

This is a simple and delicious soup that uses canned pumpkin. It has a nice amount of heat and interesting flavor thanks to the lime juice topping and the Thai red curry paste. I prefer to blend the soup so you don’t have whole pieces of onion but that is optional. I also prefer to… Continue reading »

Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Recipe from NC EFNEP Ingredients 12 jumbo pasta shells (1/2 of 12-ounce package) 1 1⁄4 cups fat-free ricotta cheese 3⁄4 cup pumpkin puree 1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons dried basil 1⁄4 teaspoon ground sage 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup pasta sauce Directions Cook pasta shells according to package directions.… Continue reading »

Quick Weeknight Meal: Korean Turkey Lettuce Wraps

My criteria for a weeknight meal: Quick. Easy. Healthy. How can I get a plate on the table in a short amount of time, cook while keeping an eye on my busy infant, and make sure it’s a dish I feel good about eating? I have a few recipes that fit the criteria and that… Continue reading »

Quick Weeknight Dinner Recipe: Spinach and Pine Nut Pasta

Spinach is one of my favorite green leafy vegetables – I can add a bag of spinach, raw or cooked, to any dish and I know I will love it! This includes wraps, sandwiches, pasta, quesadillas, etc. Sometimes, it is just spinach sautéed with Indian spices – yum! For this blog, I want to share… Continue reading »