Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Spinach, Garlic, and Lemon Spaghettini

I love fast foods. Especially when it seems like life in on fast forward! Seems like lately I choose between a clean home, or a good dinner, but absolutely NOT both. Is it an age thing? Having my kids be 4, 3, AND 2, all going through growth spurts and turning new curves in learning  has overwhelmed and exhausted me.
This is what I choose. 
Some days, an immaculate house and simple leftovers or breakfast for dinner. 
Something good for dinner and a disorderly home.
Tonight? I found that with THIS recipe...I can have both! 
An amazingly simple recipe, I spent no more than 20 minutes total in the kitchen. That's with dinner on the table and served! 
I was pretty happy. Especially when the food was actually GOOD tasting. Simple, but good. Not overpowering  but more of a gentle hint of each ingredient melded together into light perfection. 
I served it with my absolute favorite Roasted Broccoli
Here is what you'll need:

Spinach, Garlic, and Lemon Spaghettini

1 box thin spaghetti
6 tablespoons olive oil
8 garlic cloves, minced
zest and juice of one lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1 bag spinach

Begin by cooking the noodles per box instructions. Meanwhile, saute garlic in the olive oil. Add the zest and lemon juice. In separate skillet, gently wilt the spinach with a little bit of water on medium heat. Drain the little bit of water and add oil to spinach. Drain noodles, and toss spinach and olive oil/garlic/lemon juice mixture with noodles. Serve immediately.


  1. Sounds like another easy lunch I would eat..

  2. I could totally see you liking this, Amanda! It's super light but tasty...and filling but not overpowering :-)

  3. Replies
    1. We really enjoyed it, Clarissa...and it made good leftovers, too!