Friday, September 13, 2013

breathing easy...

i have hit the wall and i am calling it a week.  work was super busy, but the universe has a way of looking out for people,  i really believe it.  i am grateful, so very grateful..  thank you.  i have such a super boss and amazing people in my life. 
when i have the most on my plate i run straight to the arms of food.  maybe it's a distraction or a passion.  maybe it's a little bit of both.  in any case, it always brings me peace.

last night we went to a fancy wine dinner so tonite i want to keep it simple.

the salad...
presentation is everything....  this is super easy and looks beautiful.

and the sandwich

spinach and artichoke grilled cheese sandwiches
makes 2 sandwiches
splash of olive oil
1 small clove garlic
3 cups (or 3 big handfuls) baby spinach
4 slices bread
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1/3-1/2 cup grated or crumbled jack cheese
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup coarsely chopped canned artichoke hearts, drained
1 heaping tablespoon sour cream
large pinch of sea salt
1 tablespoon butter, for grilling the sandwiches
in a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. add spinach leaves and saute until wilted. spinach just wilts in a hot pan. remove spinach from skillet, place in a medium bowl and set aside.
spread each slice of bread with a bit of cream cheese. you don’t need much. we’re using it as edible sandwich glue.
squeeze or press as much liquid as possible out of the canned artichoke hearts using a paper towel.
to the bowl of sautéed spinach add, jack cheese, parmesan cheese, chopped artichoke hearts, sour cream, and salt. stir until combined.
top two slices of bread with spinach and artichoke filling. make sandwiches with the two remaining slices of bread.
heat butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. add sandwiches and grill until each side is golden and the insides are melty warm.
serve immediately.

this night was so much of what i needed. 

happy friday the 13th.
love sent, xo


Anonymous said...

Amazing as always. xo

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious !! Cooking is definitely your passion my friend. xx (pon)

Anonymous said...

Yummy!! KT :)

Anonymous said...

You need to open a catering service. xo

Anonymous said...

Really? I am coming over.

Anonymous said...

This looks so delicious.