If you live in NYC, you will know that the cost of the Metro Cards will be going up again soon. This annoys me. Time and time again they raise the fare and it seems service gets worse and worse.

Last night I was on my way home and normally it would take 45 minutes… 1 hour and 30 minutes later, i was home. cranky. and hungry.

the last thing i wanted to do was slave over dinner… so i decided to whip up something semi quick.

Spinach Meatloaf (adapted from Weight Watchers Take 5)

Ingrdients

1 lb lean ground chicken

1/2 cup italian bread crumbs

1 egg

10 oz chopped spinach (strained thoroughly)

1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix

Freebie: 1/4 tsp black pepper

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Preheat oven to 375*. Combine all ingredients in shallow bowl. DSC09422

Using your hand or a spoon mix up all the ingredients till they are evenly distributed. The mixture was still a little too wet for my liking so i added some dry oats…. but if that happens just add a little bit more bread crumbs. DSC09423

In a nonstick baking dish or a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray place the meat mixture in the center of the pan and form into a loaf. *i sprayed the top of the meatloaf with cooking spray.DSC09433

Place in the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes or until temperature inside loaf reaches 165*. DSC09435

This recipe serves 6! yay for leftovers!

Now for a side dish, i scored some yummy New Potatoes…aka Creamer potatoes. DSC09436

I gave them a good scrub and sliced them up. DSC09437

Purplely goodness. FYI- they taste like regular potatoes… nothing crazy about them except their gorgeous color. DSC09438

I drizzled these with olive oil, tossed some sliced shallots on top, salt and pepper DSC09439and roasted at 425* for 20 minutes in my toaster oven.

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Then while 10 mins to spare, i threw some baby broccoli in my steamer and let it cook for 10 mins.

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This was a great meal to sit down to… after the hellish commute home.