Friday, February 25, 2011

Featured on Calico and Cupcakes/Recipe Test-Deceptively Delicious Part 1

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I'm SO excited to have my Vintage Truck Party post featured on the ever so cute Calico and Cupcakes blog today!! I'm so honored since this is only my 2nd week of blogging! Thanks Calico and Cupcakes!!


How I wished I was not in the 'have a picky eater' category. But I am! My 15 month old Hunkie won't hardly eat veggies or fruit. So a couple months ago my mom gave me Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook, Deceptively Delicious and I thought I'd try some recipes.  I went through and picked some easy ones to make and ones I thought Lil' Hunkie would like.  The book is about making veggie purees and hiding it in food.  My first choice: spinach. I thought I'd share the two recipes I made in two parts so as not to make it too lengthy as I will share the recipe.

I just steamed the spinach in a skillet with a little dab of water..about 90 seconds.

Put spinach in blender then pureed till smooth and creamy.

This is for freezing purposes.  A 10 oz bag made 1 cup of puree. Each recipe I tried needed 1/2 cup of spinach each so a 10 oz bag was perfect!

 Pita Pizzas
8 (4-inch) whole wheat pita pockets
1/2 cup spinach puree
2 cups bottled tomato sauce
2 cups thinly sliced part skim mozzarella

1: Preheat oven to 400 F.
2:  Spread spinach puree on each pita so that the spinach come to within about 1/2 inch of edge.  Spread the sauce over the spinach; it should cover the spinach and come to within about 1/4 inch of the edge of the pita.  Now lay the cheese over the sauce, covering any place where the green comes through.
3:  Place the pizzas on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the cheese melts and begins to brown, 5-10 minutes. Let the pizzas cool 5 minutes before serving so the cheese cools and doesn't pull off (and the spinach stays completely invisible).

As you can see my pitas are a little bigger than what the recipe Walmart didn't have them. Also I used pizza sauce for more flavor and didn't realize till I got home that I needed sliced cheese instead of shredded. Note: this is what happens when you become a mommy!! :)

When I put the sauce on I realized I had too much spinach....I only made these two.  I guess I was getting excited thinking Lil' Hunkie would love it!

It was yummy! But to my dismay Lil' Hunkie waved his hands and head "no" and wouldn't even try a bite! So then I was eating the 2nd one the next day and he wanted some...ate several pieces!! Success! Until I made the second recipe............

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