Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pasta and Veggies

This was last night's dinner. DH actually cooked(he never cooks) the corn dish. He found it in a vegetable gardening book I got at the library. It was actually very good. The pasta is a dish that I came up with on my own. The zucchini/yellow squash is just roasted but oh so good.

Creamy Pasta
I don't measure any of my ingredients for this. I just put in how much we want.

Chicken (boneless, skinless breasts)
Mushrooms (sliced)
Onions (sliced and cut into quarters)
Minced Garlic
Olive Oil
Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Salt to Taste
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Fat Free Half and Half
8-10 oz Whole Wheat Pasta (I used regular last night)

Bring pot to boil. Add pasta. Heat olive oil in pan. Add chicken. Cook for a bit. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms. Once cooked pour in fat free half and half with a little flour to thicken it up. Let it come to a simmer and let it cook until at the consistency you like. Add seasoning and parmesan cheese. Drain pasta and add to sauce. Toss and enjoy.

Corn Maque Choux

1 T butter
1 large onion, roughly chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and diced (we used an orange one)
4 cups corn, cooked and stripped from the cob (we used frozen)
2 tomatoes
1/2 tsp tabasco sauce (we use more)
Salt and pepper
Cayenne pepper to taste

Heat the butter in a heavy pan and saute the onion until softened. Add the pepper and continue cooking 3-4 minutes. Toss in the corn and the remaining ingredients and, over a low heat, simmer for 10 minutes. Adjust the seasoning and serve.

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