A Twist on Cheese and Spinach Pie

We’ve all eaten turkey and turkey and more leftover turkey and are dreading the heavy pot roasts and latkes at Chanukah parties. I have a wonderful alternative for a midweek meal. I was thinking of fish tonight until I saw a contest on the Natural and Kosher Cheese facebook page: how do you use goat cheese. Here’s my recipe, enjoy.

8 oz feta or any goat cheese
8 oz chopped spinach
4 eggs
4 board matzahs crumbled
salt, garlic, oregano to taste

Mix all ingredients and place in sprayed 8 x 8 pan. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until done. Serve with a Greek salad that also has, you guessed it, feta cheese crumbled in. I’m so excited for supper!

Meatlovers Monday

I subscribe to many blogs and pages that swear by “Meatless Monday.” In our house we finish all the Shabbos leftovers first, then have a meatless Wednesday or Thursday. Tonight, I’m serving leftover turkey, rice, beans, and cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Monday is also baking day. Here is a can’t beat cookie recipe that I end up whipping up at least twice a week because they keep disappearing.

Cookie dough:
4 cups each flour and oatmeal
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup oil
3/4 tsp each baking powder and baking soda
4 eggs
3 tbsp of vanilla *Note recipe calls for honey but I have an under 1 year old so I use vanilla instead and it tastes great.
2 pinches salt
-Can add raisins, craisins, chocolate chips, etc.
-Combine all ingredients and make into cookies. I usually get 3 dozen that is if I don’t eat some dough first 😉

Have a great start to your week.

Cooking Day Off

Today my husband is home and cooking tamales, rice and beans, so I have a cooking day off. Tomorrow, more turkey.

Turkey Shabbos

Shabbos prep was a snap this week. We have our turkey, baked sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and corn bread as our shabbos meal. The rice and green beans were such a hit yesterday that I’m repeating those as well. Cooking is now done!!

Stay tuned tomorrow night for the first pictures and my new way to use up leftover turkey. Good shabbos to all!!!

Welcome to Mi Kosher Cocina

Hello, family and friends. As promised I am putting up my first basic post here. It will take me awhile to get used to themes, appearance, etc and would appreciate help. In the meantime, I’m Brina Gonzalez and I love cooking so much that I decided to start this blog. This week I give you an alternative to Thanksgiving food so here goes nothing.
Tonight’s supper:

Salmon:
Marinate salmon in oil, teriyaki, lemon and lime juice, and a splash of white wine for 30 minutes. Sprinkle salt, garlic, paprika, and ginger and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and place cilantro leaves on top.

Green beans:
Saute green beans, chopped onion, 4 garlic cloves, and cherry tomatoes in oil and white wine for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm.

Rice:
Chop 4 carrots and 1 onion and add to 3 cups dry white rice. Sprinkle garlic, onion powder, and 1 tsp of salt. Add water and oil. Serve warm.

I can’t wait to cook and eat this! To everyone else, Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your turkey.