A night off!

September 30, 2009 at 11:32 pm 3 comments

From the moment I woke up this morning, all I could think about was, “What should I make for dinner tonight?!?!” Odd, you say. To the average gal, perhaps. But not for I! Typically, this is my first thought everyday.It’s more than likely that this is the case because I tend to think about what to have for breakfast before I go to sleep. Heh. What can I say? I’ve got food on the brain. But here I sit at my computer with my nightly cup of tea and a full belly after enjoying my first night off in a week.

← see, here’s my tea! yummy!

*note:  I just so happen to work for Starbucks, so as I write this blog you may see a number of Starbucks mugs, coffees, and  TONS of Tazo tea.*

“But Jen?! Quit dilly dallying! What did you make for dinner tonight??”

I thought you’d never ask!

Being that fall has finally arrived and I am finally in my happy place (fall is my favoriteeeeeee time of year!), I decided to take one of my fall comfort food favorites and put a healthy spin on it. The result?
Turkey Florentine Meatloaf

  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 packet dried onion soup mix (I always use Lipton)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3c breadcrumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until just combined.
  3. Place mixture on a foil lined baking sheet and form into a loaf,
    about 9×5.
  4. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until crunchy on top and the juice runs clear.
  5. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  6. Serve, and enjoy!

I served mine with Au Gratin potatoes, Betty Crocker ones, but they were still a delightful accompaniment to my meatloaf for such a chilly fall evening. I also enjoyed some apple cider with it, too. *contented sigh* I love the fall. 🙂


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Diana Jones  |  October 1, 2009 at 12:59 am

    I Love this idea! Since may of last year I have lost 20-25 lbs, and that all came with learning to eat better. Food is also ALWAYS on my mind, which can be painful and difficult to deal with when trying to reshape your life. Learning new recipes and trying new ideas (which I was always so afraid of) has really helped me. I will have to keep checking back to see how you are doing/what you are cooking!! This turkey meat loaf sounds delish….and extra good seeing its a spin on my absolute fav meal!

    Good look and happy meals!!
    ❤ Always , Diana

  • 2. twentysomethingandstarving  |  October 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Oh goodness Miss Diana I’m so proud you’ve lost so much weight and I’m so glad I could help you out! And I won’t lie – heh – it was pretty delish. I actually used the leftovers today and made a sandwich in a whole wheat pita pocket with some part skim mozzarella and mixed greens. Nomnomnom.

    Love and miss you!
    – Jen

  • 3. Caitlin  |  October 16, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I am in love with this idea. I’m totally making this. This is possibly going to by my new favorite blog.


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