I would modify this recipe by using much less butter and go a little lighter on the cheese. This filling would also be good on a panini. 


1 loaf (8 ounces) unsliced French bread
1/2 cup butter, divided
1/3 cup chopped green onions
6 cups fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Cut bread in half lengthwise; spread cut sides with half of the butter. Set aside.

In a large skillet, cook onions in remaining butter over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add the spinach, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce; cook and stir 3 minutes longer or until spinach is tender.

Spread over bottom half of loaf; sprinkle with cheeses. Replace bread top. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Open foil; bake 5 minutes longer or until golden brown.

Yield: 6 servings. 

Recipe Source: Taste of Home

Photo borrowed from 50 Plus Getting Fit (will take my own once I make it)


1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean ground beef 

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small cabbage, chopped
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt


In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook, stirring, until ground beef is no longer pink and onion is tender.
Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.

Add the chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cabbage is tender.

Yield: Serves 6 to 8

Recipe Source - https://www.facebook.com/50plusgettingfit 
March definitely came in like a lion in Southwest Missouri. Saturday was actually a beautiful day, with a high of 53. Starting on Saturday night, we had thunder sleet (yes, there really is such a thing) until early Sunday morning, and then continued to have sleet all day, giving us about 3 inches of sleet cover on the ground. Sunday night, a huge band of snow came through, adding about 6 inches of snow on top, which then blew and drifted all over the place. Crazy! So, I am now at snow day #14 for the school year. At least I will have plenty of time to cook today. :)

This is a view just out of our neighborhood that my husband took on his way to work.

This is the view out my back door.

I have a new pasta recipe I'm trying today (Mom, this would work for your meatless Friday - I do meatless on Monday). We'll see how it goes. Luckily, I have leftovers in the fridge from last night if it turns out bad. ;)

Here's what I have on the menu this week. I'm not going to list it by days, especially since this snow could mess with my schedule. Look at last week's post to see my general weekly plan based on main entree. I don't have a pork night listed this week because of the amount of leftovers that will be created by the other dishes. Enjoy and have a great week! Be sure to follow me on Facebook to get fast updates from the blog. 

Beef - Brisket with Burgundy Sauce, Broccoli, Salad 

Meatless - Orzo Mac and Cheese with Fire Roasted Tomatoes (new), Salad, Strawberries

Chicken - Creamy Swiss Chicken Breasts (didn't get to it last week because of an unexpected event), Rice, Green Beans, Salad

Fish - Grilled Mahi Mahi (yes, I'm really going to cook it this time), Brussels Sprouts, Salad, Fruit

For more menu ideas, visit orgjunkie.com.