Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'm all alone...

I have a huge paper due on Friday and Monday (half on Fri and half on Mon) and Jonathan had an awesome service project he got to do today, the Food Science department made a ginger bread house of BYU campus, and are going to submit it to the Festival of Trees for an auction. I really wanted to go with him, but alas, I'm home all alone...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Penne Rosa

Penne Rosa
1 box (1 lb.) Penne pasta
1 T chicken broth
2 T olive oil
1/2 tsp. ground or crushed red pepper
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms (canned, drained or fresh)
1/4 cup fresh spinach, packed
1 (14 oz.) can Italian -style diced tomatoes
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Grilled chicken breast, sautéed shrimp or asparagus

Boil pasta according to package directions; set aside.
In a large skillet, heat chicken broth, oil, marinara, tomatoes, and red pepper over medium heat; stir liberally for 4-5 min. add pasta, mixing well. add cream and continue stirring. Fold in spinach, stirring till wilted. Stir in cooked chicken, garnish with parmesan on top

Also got this recipe off the internet. Oh how I love the internet. It makes it possible to cook anything imaginable!

Just in case you want the recipes (Mozzarella Sticks)

Mozzarella Sticks

• 2 eggs, beaten
• 1/4 cup water
• 1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
• 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/3 cup cornstarch
• 1 quart oil for deep frying
• 1 (16 ounce) package mozzarella cheese sticks
1. In a small bowl, mix the eggs and water.
2. Mix the bread crumbs and garlic salt in a medium bowl. In a medium bowl, blend the flour and cornstarch.
3. In a large heavy saucepan, heat the oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
4. One at a time, coat each mozzarella stick in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then in the bread crumbs and finally into the oil. Fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.

I got this recipe from the internet and we really love it!

Happy 6 months!

Wow, we have been married for six months! What a wonderful time it has been. Marriage really is bliss sometimes, it takes work to make it bliss, but I'm so grateful that I have married such a wonderful man. He is truly wonderful!
ok... enough with the mushy gushy... this month our anniversary fell on our busiest Halloween partying day, so we decided to celebrate on a few other days. On Friday, Jonathan suggested for our gift we could get new pictures for our frames. So we looked through our wedding pictures and picked out our favorite. Then on Sunday we made one of our favorite recipes (Penne Rosa from Noodles and Co. and we had Mozzarella sticks mmmm.) It was a good weekend of fun and parties.