I am so happy today is almost over!!! I have been munching and munching on EVERYTHING today!!! For some reason I am craving salt and the pistachios just aren’t cutting it! Thank god I don’t have a bag of chips in this house!!! Geesh!!
Today I worked in the gardens, can’t believe summer is almost over and the flowers will soon be covered with a blanket of snow…
Tonight for dinner I made pasta primavera. This is the perfect meal to make when you need to use up some veggies before they expire. Since I do my grocery shopping on Wednesday nights, I went through the fridge and pulled out all my veggies that needed to be used up before the new guys come it. ;)
All I did was cook the veggies in some olive oil with garlic (lots of it, of course) until they are tender, about 5 minutes. Red peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, squash, carrots and spinach, whatever you have on hand.
Then to the pan I added some flour with low sodium chicken broth and a little bit of milk. Bring this to a boil and let it simmer for 10 minutes, it will thicken up nicely. Then spoon over pasta of your choice, I used linguine.
And here is the end result! Soooo yummy!!!! You could always add chicken to this dish but I love having a veggie night, especially when one of my goals is increasing my veggie count…this is the perfect dish to do it!
Going to watch Shaq vs. Rachel Ray tonight! I just put up some pics of when my daughter and I met RR in 2008 on my “signings” page. Not the friendliest famous/person that we have met, but my daughter LOVED her so it was worth seeing her smile! :)