Monday, August 29, 2011

shout out to The Food Nanny!!

Have you heard of The Food Nanny?
She has a cookbook and a show on KBYU.
Well, she's my favorite and her cookbook has changed my life!
She has theme nights, and awesome (easy) recipes...
so I wanted to share.
For example, tonight was "comfort food"
which is awesome because it's family night and it just fits perfectly.
But I do like to change things up, so tonight we had:
"Bow-Tie Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Fresh Basil":

step 1. Cook pasta according to package directions...

step 2. Meanwhile, slice the tomatoes in half and place them in a large skillet. Add the basil, capers (I didn't), oil, garlic, and olives. Set aside while the pasta cooks.

step 3. Drain the pasta. Place the tomatoe mixture over medium-high heat and cook until heated through. Stir in the pasta. Sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese. Add a few shakes of crushed red pepper or pass with the pasta. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Serve with Italian or French bread or Garlic bread.


Fancy paper plates you ask? uh-hem...There was a pretty important announcement this evening.
"Dancing with the Stars" new cast! (so it had to be an easy clean-up!!)

Back to the are the amounts, just in case you want to try it:
1 pound uncooked boe-tie pasta
1-1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup capers, drained
1/3 cup olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
15 pitted black olives, sliced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
crushed red pepper
coarse salt and ground black pepper
(*Courtesy of "The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner"-Easy family meals for every day of the week)

In other news, Jaxon started a job as a ref for soccer through the city and is playing rec soccer, Land and Linc started fall ball and Jensylicious is starting sewing this week!!
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Heather said...

I didn't care for the capers when I made it.

Shill and Company said...

Wowza's. That looks incredible. I think I'll try it!

Candy said...

easy peasy...tank goo!