Dinner : Pasta with Sauteed Veggies and Balsamic Butter Sauce
Soooo I'm pretty sure I made up this meal one day when we had a lot of veggies (peppers and vidalia onion) in the house. I always have pasta and chicken on hand so I played around and it turned out great ! We probably have this meal once or twice a month. It's packed with veggies and covered with a light but flavorful sauce ... I really think you'll like it !
Cooked pasta - your choice (whole wheat spaghetti, bow tie, radiatore is our newest fave)
Butter/margerine (whatever you use will work)
Balsamic Vinaigrette or italian dressing (we switch off, you could also add a little alfredo to make it creamy)
Chicken - cubed and sauteed
Veggies - we use green and red pepper, vidalia onion and carrots
Salt and Pepper
Chop veggies into semi large pieces, combine in a large bowl/bag and season with salt/pepper
|Sautee veggies in butter, set aside |
Boil pasta and melt 3 Tbsp of butter in warm pasta, add a splash of Balsamic Vinaigrette/ Itailian dresing set aside
|Sautee cubed chicken breast in butter and a bit of your vinaigrette and a splash of lemon, set aside |
Now you're ready to fix your plate !
First, lay a bed of pasta, then cover with veggies and chicken. mMm this meal is soooo good !
|Charles' plate !|
|My plate, with extra veggie and a sprinkle of cheese :) |
|Charles will probably get to it before me :(|
Dessert : Indian Boil Cookies (Aunt Ethel's Surprise)
i.e. No Bakes or Cow Patties
|some of the ingredients|
1/2 C Butter
2 C Sugar
1/2 C Milk
4 Tbsp Cocoa
1/2 C Peanut Butter
3 C Quick cooking Oats
2 tsp. Vanilla
Add the first 4 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil, and boil for 2 minutes. Stir in the next 3 ingredients and drop onto wax/foil paper. Let cool until set.
|Warning : do not make when it's raining outside, my mom always warned me of this and I don't listen sometimes. But, the other day I tried it in the rain and well, the texture just wasn't right :( |