Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Recipe and dinner update

It was a good weekend as far as food goes (and company--great company). My dad took all of us to lunch at the Olive Garden after church on Sunday, which was such a treat, and then Ann fixed the lasagna Sunday night, which we ate left over last night. Plus Saturday night Ann and I ate Chili's chips and salsa and queso (to go) for dinner after the kids were in bed, so there was food in abundance all weekend. All this to say, it lead to food in abundance this week, so my menu is being tweaked a bit. Last night was leftover lasagna, and today, Scott and I are full from lunch, so we may be having a grab whatever you can find kind of dinner. The cheesy vegetable chowder is being pushed to Wednesday night, with leftovers Thursday night. What does this mean--less groceries to buy next week. Hallelujah.

Now, I wanted to post my pasta recipe that is oh so easy and oh so good. Plus, I just refrigerate the leftovers, and it tastes great cold the next day. Scott was working from home today, so we ate it hot for lunch.

I use Barilla pasta plus. The plus being added protein and fiber. And it's whole grain pasta. It's good stuff, and it is really not any more expensive than the normal pasta.

Okay, so I boil the whole box of pasta.

In the mean time, I mix together two cans of diced tomatoes with basil and garlic, 1/4 c. of balsamic vinaigrette, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese (however much you want. We include a lot), Italian spices, and whatever other spices you might want to add. Once the pasta is done, I just add it to the tomato mixture, and toss it all together. I serve immediately.

I serve it with some kind of bread, and, of course, for dinner a nice salad would be a great addition.

It is very good and very filling. Hence the reason Scott and I aren't hungry for dinner tonight.

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10 comments:

lana said...

That looks good. We love Italian food here! Thanks.

Ashley said...

Yummo! I would add some grilled chicken maybe, just to get a little more protein (?). I think I may make that later this week! Thanks!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. I came over from TMTT. This pasta sounds like it would be delicious and simple! Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

This sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

~Deidra~ said...

I love pasta salads, but never think about making them. Thanks for this recipe.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

This sounds yummy and easy. Love easy! Thanks for joining us for Tempt My Tummy.

Tara @ Feels like home said...

This looks delicious! I'll have to try it with my family.

Hollen said...

OOH that sounds GOOD! I will have to see if my mom noticed this one your blog so that she can copy down the recipe! :) I ate at Olive Garden just the other night with one of my friends and her family! It was a lot of fun! :) And, ooh....lasagna made by Ann sounds good too! LOL

Julie said...

ok this is unrelated to this post, but i wanted to let you know that i needed to find a freezer casserole recipe for my friend who is having a baby today (!) and i remembered that you'd posted some great ones, so i was able to easily find one on your blog that sounds delicious. just wanted to say thanks for the help! looking forward to seeing you guys this weekend! -julie :)

Lauren said...

Hi!! I'm new in the blogging world but I found yours recently and love reading about you and your family. The pasta sounded great! I look forward to trying it soon.