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.

wah-la!

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 recipe..here 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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3 comments:

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!