How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?
Mine was awesome! I took Thursday and Friday 100% totally OFF. I didn’t read, I didn’t outline, and I didn’t blog. All I did was hang out with Catie and her family, ate good food, gave thanks, watched movies, shopped and put my feet up. It felt gooooooood. Sometimes you just want a day or two off. Saturday I got home and ran errands, organized my life, studied and crashed really early.
Good thing too, because guess what tomorrow is? The last day of classes. This is both good and bad. Its great because I will have a lot of very unstructured time, it means the semester is almost over and I’m almost half way done with law school (gah! I can’t even believe it). It also means I have finals. Boo.
Here is what we have to look forward to:
Yup, it all ends on the 16th. Can’t wait!
Tonight I made a very healthy recipe from the Skinny Bitch cookbook: Leek and Sweet Potato Casserole. Casseroles are great when it is chilly. Yes, it was only 55 degrees today. I realize there was a wind chill of 9 in Chicago on Thanksgiving, but I don’t want to hear it. My blood has officially thinned out and a high of 54 is cold. Casseroles reheat well, which is good when you anticipate being short of time. And I really love sweet potatoes. Any excuse, right?
Sauteed (with salt, pepper, rosemary, and garlic).
Arrange (potato, leek, potato). Top with panko. Add vegetable broth. Bake at 400 for 30 mins.
Yes, I added a thin layer of Swiss. I realize that this isn’t vegan or part of the skinny bitch recipe but I ran 8 miles today and I wanted some cheese. Deal with it.
This was a great, easy casserole. Another reason I like Skinny Bitch is that she lists all the nutritional information after all of her recipes. One serving of this is only 280 calories! It probably ended up being more per serving because I added a little bit of cheese. I ate slightly more than one serving because of the aforementioned run. This was a fantastic dinner and I am already looking forward to the leftovers! Definitely a dish worth repeating.
Hope everyone had an awesome holiday weekend!
Way to stand up for cheese! 🙂 I try to avoid it when I can but hell – it’s T-giving and sometimes a girl just needs some cheese!
Great review of this recipe and cookbook. I don’t even know what panko is, but did you add the Swiss and keep the panko? Or sub the cheese in and panko out? I think these recipes were made for switching up. It’s such a gorgeous healthy cookbook.
Panko are bread crumbs (healthier than regular bread crumbs). You can find them at Trader Joe’s. I kept the panko and it gave the top a nice crunch (like crumbled crackers). When I added the cheese the swiss melted on top of the panko and made it like a shell. I agree, I love playing around with recipes!
YUUUM – that dish looked totally delicious!
And I’ll stand by you, girl – after 8 miles, a girl may have her cheese! Hahahaha 🙂
I’m pretty sure that cheese is okay. 😉
I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! And I’m glad to hear you got to take some time truly off.
Hey! I’m so happy you made something from my cookbook! Thank you 🙂 Hope you enjoy some more for the holidays.
Kim Barnouin aka Skinny Bitch
It was fantastic! Thank you for reading!