I am trying to find new and inventive ways to go meatless or meat less.
I am still working on getting Jason fully on board with this. But I have several reasons for trying to go meatless once a week.
There are several reasons I am attempting to do this.
1. It saves money.
2. It's healthy.
3. It's better for the enviroment.
You can read more about all of that here.
My husband, however is a major carnivore. Major. So I have had to get a little sneaky.
Last week I made mushroom and spinach calzones. I waited until we were finished eating to point out they were meatless.
"Yeah," Jason said. "But they have mushrooms, so we're good."
Okay. This is what you'll need:
1 carton mushrooms washed and sliced
3 cups spinach
1 onion, diced
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 clove garlic, minced
pizza dough or refirgerated pizza crust
In a skillet caramelize your onions. You can read a full tutorial on how to do that here.
Once that process is complete deglaze your pan with a little chicken stock and add your spinach, garlic and mushroom. Cook until the spinach wilts. Remove your pan from the heat and preheat your oven.
Roll out your pizza dough on a cookie sheet. I cut mine in to four squares. Then I spooned out my vegetable mixture and added a little cheese.
Then, because I got EXTREMELY frustrated with the pizza crust, I had Jason fold it over the vegetables for me. When I saw I got extremley frustrated... I had to apologize to Jesus and my family for all the words that came out of my mouth. Yeah, it got ugly.
I brushed the dough with a little bit of egg before popping them in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes.
They were so delicious.
What meatless dishes have you tried at your house?