I like to plan my day while I am at work. Since I leave work at 11 in the morning, I really do have a full day to do whatever I need to get done. My day today: walk, laundry, practice, and clean (I know- such an exciting life!)

The reality- I left for a walk and the second I stepped out of my house I noticed a dog across the street. He took one look at me and started charging towards me. I was scared so much that I froze. All I could think was please oh please oh please don’t eat me. Turned out the anxious guy was one of the nicest dogs I have run across.

No tags, no i.d. He was just running free. Mike came out to see what I was doing and was shocked to see this guy standing in front of me. We both get attached too easily, especially when we really want a dog. The pup just wanted some attention and we ended up sitting outside with him for a half hour until animal control could come. When he got put into the truck, all we could think was, “no!” If we weren’t moving to a small house with hardly any yard, he would have stayed.

I really am bad at saying good bye. Even if I only knew the pup for an hour.

I ended up in the kitchen for the rest of the day trying to get my mind off the pup and decided that homemade pasta sounded good for dinner.

A small tangent- I went to the farmers market and brought home a huge bag of spinach. I love the market but I am always worried that I will run out of time with my fruits and veggies before I get them used.

So, back on track with pasta, I decided to use some of my fresh spinach and make spinach pasta. The best part- I could add nutrients and Mike said he barely tasted the spinach. This pasta was super simple!

Whole Wheat Spinach Pasta
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Recipe type: Pasta
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 8-9 cup fresh spinach
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ⅛ tablespoon salt
  • ¼ whole pepper
  • 2¼ cup whole wheat pasta
Instructions
  1. Place spinach in a pot and cover with water. Simmer until spinach is wilted. Drain, run under cold water, and press out all the water.
  2. Place the spinach, eggs, pepper, and any other flavorings you may want in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  3. Place 2 cups flour and salt on a mat and create a well. Pour spinach mixture and start to mix with fingers. Create a ball using as much flour as you need.
  4. Rub with olive oil and let sit for 45 minutes. From there create whatever kind of pasta your heart desires!
Notes
Can always leave the spinach out for regular pasta!

Whole Wheat Spinach Pasta

 

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