You know me, if it’s Friday, it’s gotta be meatless or a seafood or some other pre-Vatican II throw back. Say what you will, eating “meatless” once a week really is a smart, healthy choice.
Are you a pasta fan? I know I am. Pasta and breads are my two biggest weakness. The beauty of Linguine is that it can be your Pasta Course, a side to something else or a meal itself.
Today is our last day in Florence. I’ll be sharing the beauty of our Northwest Adventure soon. I promise. In the meantime, let’s enjoy a beautiful meal together, shall we?
Kiddo made supper over the weekend. Whenever I print out recipes for him to follow, I don’t include photos. Most of the time, he doesn’t need pictures. Kiddo knows his way around the kitchen well enough not to require visual aids. This time around, it was a mistake. Not that the finished dish in any way suffered, but he would have been spared the need to be creative.
This recipe came from Christina over at It’s a Keeper. She promotes products, (receiving samples and compensation for her endorsement). In the case of this recipe, Christina was promoting a particular brand of sausage. I chose to go with the best deal at the market rather than her recommended brand name. Whatever sausage you use is entirely up to you – just make sure it’s Italian Link Sausages in their casing.
Chicken Parmesano Vino Bianco, also known as Chicken in a White Wine Parmesan Cream Sauce over Linguine. I know I have mentioned this like a zillion times, but what’s one more? My favorite, absolute gotta have favorite cuisine on the planet is Italian. And not just any style of Italy, but that which reflects the greatest Northern influence.Continue reading “Chicken Parmesano Vino Bianco”
It’s been a while since I last cooked up my One-Pot Cheesy Pasta with Sausage. I decided to take the recipe out again for a quick spin. When I did, I hadn’t read my prior blog, I simply pulled out the recipe that I had saved and went for it. Well, sort of went for it. Hubby asked what we were having for dinner, and I told him One-Pot Cheesy Pasta Sausage Surprise. Why the surprise? Simple – because I didn’t know what kind of sausage was going into the pot. Yep, just like the first time I made the One-Pot Cheesy Pasta inspired by a recipe from The Slow Roasted Italian, I hadn’t a clue what the sausage might be. (How ironic is that! Imagine my surprise when I realized I had done it again.)
Have you seen all these one-pot pasta dishes floating around the internet? Don’t you just love the idea of everything cooking up in one pot? The particular recipe I chose to inspire me came from The Slow Roasted Italian. It was simply too pretty to pass up. And I was a bit curious, too. Uncooked pasta in the same pot as all the other ingredients, to be cooked together – how does that work?
Two of my favorite foods combined into one awesome dish – Linguine in an Alfredo Sauce and sweet, succulence crab meat. What could be better on a Friday evening in September? Served up with a simple tossed salad and a nice bottle of your favorite wine, what more could we ask for? Oh yeah, let’s not forget some warm garlic bread. Now all you need to make this a perfect evening would be a few close friends to share your table.
Most of the time, when cooking up something Italian that doesn’t already include a serving of pasta, this is my “go to” recipe. It is so simple and so tasty. This simple dish can be served as the Primo Piatto (pasta course) in a multi-course Italian Themed Supper. Better still, add some sautéed shrimp or pan-seared Scallops for a rockin’ seafood pasta. It is that versatile. At its most basic form, this pasta is great along side some Italian classics such as Chicken Marsala.
This is another of those wonderful One-Pot Wonders. I love them, if for no other reason than because everything cooks up in a single pot. (Making this equally popular with my KP crew – Hubby and Kiddo). Always one to give credit where credit is due, we can thank Donna at Apron Strings for this beautiful one-pot creation. Don’t you simply adore any meal that can be cooked up in just one pot? Continue reading “Linguine with Basil Tomato”
This recipe was inspired by a recipe I found a while at Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom (http://menumusings.blogspot.com/2011/08/spicy-garlic-shrimp.html). Don’t you just love the title of her blog?