Showing posts with label Pasta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pasta. Show all posts

Friday, August 8, 2014

American Comfort Plate

I made a box of macaroni and cheese and a can of stewed tomatoes for lunch, because it was just one of those lazy rainy days.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fabulous Shari's Fish Stroganoff

I gave Anthony a list of options for supper: fish tacos, cauliflower and potato curry, or pasta with tomato sauce and side salads . . . He said, "beef stroganoff!" I said we didn't have any beef. He said, "fish stroganoff." I was like, "okay!" I looked at a few recipes online, but they called for mushrooms, cream of mushroom soup, and sour cream. I did not have any of those ingredients. I just created my own recipe.

Fabulous Shari's Fish Stroganoff:

1. Bring water to a boil. Cook egg noodles and 1 haddock filet in the hot water on medium heat for 8 minutes.
2. Saute 2 little onions and a baby garlic bulb in 1/4 cup of water on high heat. Add black pepper.
3. Combine onions & garlic mixture with the fish and noodles mixture. Add 1/4 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of Chobani yogurt to pot. Salt to taste. Mix. Serve.

(EndNote: About the title . . . I asked Anthony what he thought of me naming this post "Shari's Fabulous Fish Stroganoff." He said I should name it "Fabulous Shari." Lol. So I named it "Fabulous Shari's Fish Stroganoff.")

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Creamy Shrimp & Grits Pasta With Spinach

I gave Anthony some options for dinner, and he chose shrimp and pasta. I had it in the back of my mind to put Chobani yogurt in my sauce. I made sure I waited to the last minute to add the yogurt to my dish to make sure that it did not curdle. Supper made it to the table without a glitch


8 oz. Rotini
1 TB Olive Oil
1 Cup Mini Shrimp
1 Cup Fresh Spinach
2 TB Grits
2 TB Parmesan Cheese
Salt & Pepper
2/3 Cup Chobani Yogurt

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pasta With Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce

This is a very quick and easy supper to throw together. Just boil your pasta while your sauce is simmering on the stove. Strain your pasta. Add it and the room temperature sweet peas to your sauce. Stir and serve!

Pasta With Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce:

2/3 Box of Vegetable Rotini
1 1/3 Cans of Sweet Peas

(On a side note, I had to open a second can of sweet peas because I ate 2/3 of the first can while I was cooking my pasta and sauce!)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Mom's Pasta Sauce

Growing up, my Mom often added zucchini, yellow squash or both to our spaghetti sauce. Other times, she made the best big meatballs to go with the sauce. Tonight, I added yellow squash to my sauce and thought of my Mom.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Pasta With Alternative Sauce

This evening I cooked noodles while I created my own vegan sauce. I am not vegan but my pasta topping did happen to be made up of vegetables exclusively. I sliced up a yellow squash and threw it in the pan.  Next, I added a can of spinach. Finally, a can of navy beans completed my alternative pasta topping. The resulting flavor and texture reminded me of mac & cheese, creamy. I then "googled" "pasta sauce alternative" to see if I was far from the mark. The first two interesting articles I read were more about pizza sauce alternatives. The third was about healthy alternatives for pasta sauce.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Vegetables with Pasta

We had a little pasta with our vegetables for dinner. Instead of a side salad made up of lettuce and toppings I made a fruit salad. The cantaloupe provided a nice cool sweet balance for the hot curried fresh veggies, pasta, and beans main dish. Over dinner I filled Anthony in on how we came to have such spicy curried dinners. I bought a bag of curry at an Indian grocery store in Huntsville, AL a couple years ago. Instead of keeping my curry in a little spice shaker, I keep my curry in a Tupperware container and dump some into my dishes instead of sprinkling it.


1/2 Onion
Small head of Broccoli
Zucchini Squash
Vegetable Rotini
1/3 can Black Beans
Salt & Pepper


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pasta With Green Vegetables

Anthony and I were were really hungry when we got back from church tonight so I made pasta. Here is a list of what else I put in our dinner:

4 TB Butter
Small Onion
Head of Garlic
Half of a Bell Pepper
Head of Broccoli
Dried Basil
Cayenne Pepper

Dinner was amazing. It was difficult to stop eating it!

Monday, October 7, 2013


Tonight we had our neighbors over for dinner. I decided to make Italian. On the menu was Anthony's favorite, garlic knots! Also on the menu was Luigi Vitelli's Penne Rigate, my own special meat sauce with Reggano's Mushroom Pasta Sauce  as a base, and steamed vegetables. Can I just say, I love Italian food! Dinner was tremendous!

Shari's Meat Sauce

1 lb. Ground Beef
1/2 Sweet Onion
4 Garlic Cloves
Soy Sauce
Reggano Mushroom Pasta Sauce

Unfortunately, I'm not giving out my garlic knots recipe.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mini Shells Alfredo

I was pretty hungry by the time I realized we needed to have lunch. This morning we had slept in, had a late breakfast, and a late lunch was what could be expected after that. I decided to make a nice satisfying, filling lunch. I got the mini shells out, a pot and a pan, and set to work.

Mini Shells Alfredo

Mini Shells

Grated Parmesan Cheese
Ground Nutmeg
Onion Powder
Salt & Pepper

Monday, September 30, 2013

Penne Pasta with Sausage & Broccoli

Tonight I asked Anthony if he wanted pasta with sausage and broccoli or a sausage, onion, red and orange pepper quiche for dinner. He said pasta with sausage and broccoli. That is what I made. We thoroughly enjoyed it, and Anthony said it was epic!

Penne Pasta with Sausage & Broccoli

Penne Pasta

Chopped Garlic

Soy Sauce
Black Pepper & Salt
Parmesan Cheese