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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pasta a la Blush

Happy Hump Day!

It's Wednesday and a very busy day for us. Little man and I are starting our weekly walks with a good friend and her little boy....who happens to have the same name and is only 3 weeks younger than my little man. What a small world! Then its off to run some errands and finally come home to cleaning, baking, and getting reading for company to arrive tomorrow!

So, two nights ago I made what I usually call a "pantry pasta". That simply means I throw whatever I have lying around in the cupboard in an attempt to get rid of some stuff. I changed the name from pantry pasta to Pasta a la Blush, because well it sounds fancy, and the tomatoes make the sauce have a pink hue, kind of like when you drink a blush wine? Yum.

Pasta a la Blush
1 lb. rigatoni pasta (or pasta of your choice)
2 c. broccoli
1 jar garlic alfredo sauce
1 can diced tomatoes

In a large saucepan, cook pasta until al dente. Add all other ingredients and stir until heated through. This dish is great hot, but also great cold like a pasta salad!

Do you ever make "pantry" meals?

Would you like to comment?

  1. my goodness i feel like 1/2 of my meals are pantry meals! it always feels like a mini-victory to use something that's been chillin' in the pantry for so long, doesn't it!?

  2. Wow that looks surpringly great for a pantry meal! :) I'm impressed!

    I do stuff like this usually in the form of stir fries over rice or noodles. I always buy too many fresh veggies or I forget about them and then I have a handful of things that are on their last legs. At least it's veggies, though, which is healthy and easy enough to roast or steam or something to save them for a few more days!

  3. I make freezer meals! Frozen veggie burgers with frozen sweet potato fries! I'm sure that counts :)

  4. I do that too and come up with some crazy combinations. This looks good! Love pasta, grins.

  5. OH I saw this last week and it looks great! Thanks for linking up today, nice to have you along!

  6. I make freezer meals! Frozen veggie burgers with frozen sweet potato fries! I'm sure that counts :)