Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lemon Garlic Spaghetti

We have no frilly foods, meats, or vegetables in the house and grocery shopping was bumped when I had to drive all over town for wedding stamps I needed for a client. But I still did it! I didn't order pizza!

Here's a throw-together meal you may also be able to prepare in a pinch. I started with this recipe I found while pinteresting and turned it into something a guy might make.

Cook spaghetti for 4 - 6 people
Don't drain because we're going to use the cooking water!

Saute 3 to 4 garlic cloves chopped well in liberal oil
(I use grape seed or conola oil)
Add dried Basil to the oil and garlic

Now in a large bowl toss -
garlic, basil & oil
1/2 cup of pasta cooking water
3 or 4 tablespoons of lemon from the plastic fruit in the fridge
salt and pepper to taste
a hearty sprinkling of Parmesan cheese from the shaker until it's all covered a little when tossed

Pair with peas from the freezer or carrots. Not bad for scraping the bottom of the barrel!

I hope your new year is going GREAT!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I've been too busy to cook fun and new things!!! Just living on mexican and chicken with Trader Joe's Teriyaki Sauce. But I made my jalapeno poppers for Christmas and the family LOVED them! I scraped out the pepper really well to bring down the heat and made boat halves this time. And check out my wood serving platter I got for Christmas! Ooh La La!