Spinach and Chicken Sausage Pasta Bake

I wish I could tell you that, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, I subsist on a diet consisting only of sweet potato casseroles, honey baked hams, and the occasional figgy pudding. That’d be festive, right?

What with all the holiday themed posts out there right now, you’d think those types of foods were the only ones gracing we bloggers’ tables right now.

But let’s be real. Even during the holiday season, I’ve gotta feed myself. And as much as I wish that I could make breakfast, lunch, and dinner out of the cookies that are literally spilling out of Tupperwares in my kitchen…yeah, that’s probably not the best idea.

This recipe is neither a Christmas cookie nor a crafty gift idea. It is, however, warm, comforting, and–dare I say it?–even a tad healthy. I understand you’re probably buried under ribbons and bows, horrifically behind on your card writing, or trying to single-handedly feed your entire block (perhaps even all of the above), but file this one away for when the holiday dust settles–I promise it’s worth it. And it makes great leftovers!

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Dinner on a Budget: Lasagna with Turkey Meat Sauce

Well, I’ve officially been living in my new apartment for a week, and things are starting to get easier. I’ve figured out which subway lines will get me to the office fastest in the morning, which grocery stores have the best prices for produce, and which pizzerias I do not want to frequent. All important knowledge to have!

One of the things that’s been surprisingly overwhelming for me has been figuring out how to plan weekday meals that are affordable and (somewhat) healthy. You’d think I’d relish the endless opportunities, right?

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