Charlie has discovered bottled Alfredo sauce, and he’s happy as a pig in clover. So we had this.
That’s veggie rotini, peas, Alfredo sauce, and shredded mixed Italian cheeses.
REALLY quick, REALLY easy, and, if you’re not vegetarian, you could add ham, bacon, and/or shrimp and/or salmon and/or tuna. Or, you know, whatever.
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Dan AntionJanuary 31, 2018 at 9:14am
That looks pretty darn good
Marian AllenJanuary 31, 2018 at 9:26am
It WAS pretty darn good, if’n I do say so myself. 🙂
joeyJanuary 31, 2018 at 8:06pm
I’m happy for Charlie. I reckon he can eat that while he reads Russian lit. lol
Marian AllenFebruary 1, 2018 at 8:04am
Not a fan of Alfredo sauce, or not a fan of bottled sauce? Obviously not a fan of Russian lit. 😀
acfloryFebruary 1, 2018 at 3:21am
The Offspring and I are committed carnivores, but a friend introduced us to this very simply pesto recipe and now we both love at least one completely vegetarian dish!
The pesto is simple:
fresh basil leaves [heaps],
as much fresh garlic as your tastebuds can handle,
a bit of good oil [we use either olive or peanut depending what’s on hand],
fresh lemon juice and
a bit of salt.
Put everything in a blender and blend until it’s a lovely green sauce.
Cook the pasta and toss a bit of the pesto through.
Add some crumbled cream cheese for a touch of creamy flavour.
Add a fresh garden salad and crusty bread and it’s a sensational meal. 🙂
Marian AllenFebruary 1, 2018 at 8:11am
Yes, I love pesto! All my recipes for it include pine nuts or, if I don’t have any pine nuts, walnuts. And mine has Parmesan in it, too. I like your recipe much better, though, because it has fewer ingredients. 😀 When I make it for our vegan daughter, I leave out the Parmesan and substitute cashews for the pine nuts or walnuts, because cashews add a creaminess. I’ll have to try your recipe — I like it!
acfloryFebruary 1, 2018 at 5:11pm
Isn’t taste an odd thing? Neither the Offspring nor I like traditional pesto because of the pinenuts. Something about the flavour puts us off, but by substituting the cream cheese we’re suddenly in love with it. And yes, the speed with which it can be prepared is a huge plus. Might try the cashews one day as we both like those.:)
Marian AllenFebruary 2, 2018 at 7:51am
My husband doesn’t like pine nuts, either. Some vegan recipes add a little nutritional yeast to mimic the tang of cheese. Since we aren’t vegan, I only add that to our vegan daughter’s. I like it, though.
acfloryFebruary 2, 2018 at 5:47pm
A vegan lady I used to teach brought in some vegan cakes, and I was astonished by how delicious they were, but I haven’t tried my hand at any vegan dishes myself. I know it’s possible to create very tasty meals, I just don’t know how.
Has your daughter been vegan for a long time?
Marian AllenFebruary 2, 2018 at 5:56pm
We had two who were vegetarian for years, then one went omnivorous and the other went vegan. The other two (and we) don’t eat MUCH meat, but we do eat some meat and fish, in addition to eggs and dairy. If you search this site for #vegan and #vegetarian, you’ll find lots of recipes. 🙂
acfloryFebruary 2, 2018 at 7:05pm
Just had a look at the recipe with Portobello mushrooms. I’d have to do without the lima beans but just the mushrooms and sauce would be yummy tossed through pasta, or even as the base for a risotto maybe?
Marian AllenFebruary 3, 2018 at 9:06am
Mmmm, sounds good! So many people don’t like lima beans! I didn’t used to, but I love ’em now.