Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Moving on...PASTA!

Let's get through all this real quick: Surgery on pause, trying to work out/ eat better, joined Team Poynter, fell off that wagon, working from modified Poynter plan, job changing signicantly, Ed lost job, Ed found new job, and we resigned from our church. Some ups, some downs, it's a wonder I'm not smoking 3 packs of cigarettes a day, but I'm not. Doing pretty good, and so is Ed.

So now I'm just trying to eat healthier, move more, love more, and have more patience with people.

With that in mind, I offer a cool lil recipe I found & reworked:


3 chicken breasts, cubed up
3 handfuls of baby spinach, chopped
6 fresh Basil leaves
4 cloves of garlic
8 ounces of four cheese ravioli pasta
3 TBsp olive oil
1/3 cup of pine nuts
Salt, Pepper, whatever you want

- Start boiling the water for the pasta
- Swirl the olive oil in the skillet, cook the chicken, salt it pepper it, and I Mrs. Dashed mine .. Tomato basil dash. Do not drain. Leave on low low heat.
- Throw in the pine nuts with the chicken.
- Cook the pasta, garlic cloves, dash of salt, few drops of olive oil in boiling water. Drain.
- Throw the basil and spinach in with chicken. Toss it around.
- Add in the ravioli with the chicken mix. Fold in.

I also grated some asiago cheese over top; you can add whatever you want!

(iphone post)


  1. oh no, what happened with the church? you guys seemed really involved? oh well, keep it up James, you can do it!

  2. It's a long story, but very involved, & miss it very much. Maybe next year, we'll go back to see how it is.

    I'll tell ya the details later!

  3. BTW, I have a New "Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook" that needs a home, if you'd want it. Lots of good recipes with photos. Hate to get rid of it, be we are getting ready to have a wall knocked out in our kitchen, so we're losing quite a bit of storage space, and I have to downsize, which means, part of my extensive cookbook collection. With two kids, I never get to use this book and would love to pass it on to someone who might be able to get something out of it. Let me know if you'd like me to save it for you! :) http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Watchers-New-Complete-Cookbook/dp/0764573500