Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spinach Orzo Salad

We made it!!! Well, almost. Thursday night always seems a bit more relaxed to me. I enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner, cleaned the dishes and am currently working on cleaning up my DVR a bit. All I have left to do is fold some laundry (seems like this is always on my to-do list) and start getting stuff ready to pack up for our weekend trip to Maine.

Dinner was easy but delicious. I always like a meal that can be cooked in one pan. Because I detest doing dishes. Thankfully we have a dishwasher but it still seems like there are always so many dishes to do. Ick.

IMG_2643 Spinach Orzo Salad

  • 1 cup orzo
  • 6 oz fresh spinach
  • 15 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • feta

Make it:

Cook orzo according to package directions. Once cooked, add to pan where olive oil has been heated on med-low heat. Add spinach and mix with orzo, keep mixing until spinach is wilted. Add can of tomatoes. Continue to stir over medium heat. Add feta once salad has been removed from heat. Salt and pepper to taste.

Oh, and I can’t forget dessert. Pumpkin muffins. Because there hasn’t been enough pumpkin in my life lately. I made these last night so it’s a miracle they are still around today.

IMG_2647 I’ll post the recipe at another time, but know that I will never make pumpkin muffins without cinnamon chips EVER AGAIN. They are amazing. DO IT.


  1. yum! what a great meal AND dessert!

  2. I always have laundry to fold as well. And dishes to do. But I don't have a dishwasher. Ugh.

    This spinach orzo combo sounds fantastic. Nothing like a good simple pasta dish.