Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pot Roast Review and Ziti with Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, and Gorgonzola Sauce

I finally made it to Dominick's today, three screaming kids in tow, and purchased almost 5 lbs of Rancher's Reserve Roast on sale for $9!  I saved $14 on a huge amount of beef and for the next couple of days we will be enjoying leftover Pot Roast with Winter Root Vegetables (
Epicurious recipe I posted yesterday).  It is delicious and very wintery tasting with bacon, thyme, paprika, red wine and hearty parsnips, carrots and celery root.  This is not the quickest cooking recipe so save it for a lazy Sunday afternoon, or start it early while the kids are at school.  

Now, a very quick cooking recipe that you need in your recipe books for those busy weeknights. Cooking Light's Ziti with Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, and Gorgonzola Sauce.  
Creamy, yet not made with cream, and rich with huge pops of flavor from the fresh tomatoes. My kids like this dish because it is sort of like mac-n-cheese, I like it because it is simple and healthy.  Try it as the main dish or serve as a 
side to grilled chicken or flank steak.  Barilla pastas are currently on sale at Dominick's 10/$10.
(Picture above was copied from Cooking Light website)

**Just a funny side note:  My son loved the parsnips and bacon in the pot roast, but was very amused with his discovery that the word "roast" sort of rhymes with "gross"!**


  1. I made the ziti recipe last night--SOOO EASY and a huge hit with the hubby! Thanks Elizabeth!!

  2. Yes, seriously the easiest recipe. My hubby loves this and has no idea it's healthy. So glad you tried it!