Posts Tagged ‘feta’

Things the husband will not touch: meatloaf

Things the husband cannot get enough of: meatballs

Naturally I had to point out meatballs are really nothing more than mini meatloaf. His response was a suspicious look followed by, “No.” (That was then followed by a winded explanation about what forms he likes his meat in. If you think that sentence sounds bad, you should have heard the whole conversation.)

I think it’s abundantly clear at this point that I’m dealing with a 31 year old toddler. But right now I kind of don’t care because I figured out a loophole to get meatloaf back in my life.


Nailed It/Failed It: Chicken, Spinach, and Feta Meatballs


Nailed it. I’ve made this twice, and the husband has willingly eaten the leftovers both times (he’s not the only one). The first time, I served them in pitas with sweet potato fries on the side and ate the leftovers as a salad. The second time, I served them sans pita with smashed red potatoes and roasted broccoli on the side (yep – meatloaf style).


I sauteed the spinach in olive oil until it wilted.




Original recipe from Healthy. Delicious.


Last week I lifted nothing more than a fork and knife. And a wineglass. (Obviously.) But this week it’s back to reality – no more lobster rolls, no more Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast, and no more personal chef. Or, you know, random restaurant chefs. One and the same really.

I was kind of dying for some vegetables by the time we got back. Not that I didn’t eat any while we were in Cape Cod/Boston, but let’s just say I was more intrigued by dishes with names like “lobster quesadilla” (if you’re ever faced with one, don’t think twice – just eat it and then hug the person who gave it to you). This dish met my requirements because a) it involves chicken which is the husband’s favorite food in the world and b) it had the word “vegetables” in the name. Sold.

Chicken with Feta & Vegetables(pinned here)

Chicken with Feta & Vegetables


Nailed it. The hubs went back for seconds and took leftovers for lunch the next day. That’s really all the endorsement you need, people.


I cut the chicken into bite size pieces before browning so it would cook faster and used regular Ragu instead of Prego Veggie Smart. As you can see, my sauce was a little runny. I think next time I’ll cut back on the water (or cut it out altogether).

Original recipe from Campbell’s Kitchen.