Tuesday, July 7, 2009

How to Eat your Garden Peas (aka last night’s dinner)

So naturally after harvesting a bowl full of peas yesterday, I had to find a way to eat them without carting my lazy bum to the grocery store.

Here are the steps I followed:
step one: scavenge your fridge for veggies & leftovers
step two: dig through your pantry for pasta

step three: select a cheese

step four: pick a sauce and/or seasoning

step five: put it all together

My steps looked like this last night:
* cooked 1 c. of orzo pasta according to package directions
* while pasta cooked, I chopped and sauteed some garlic and onion in a large skillet in olive oil until browned
* then I added chopped leftover rotisserie chicken & sliced grape tomatoes to mix until they warmed. next came the cooked orzo.

* then I dropped in 3 tbs. of pesto (I freeze my pesto into cubes and just toss them into dishes when I want to)
* the peas and Parmesan cheese came last as I stirred it all together until the Parmesan melted.

* Salt. Pepper. and Serve!

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Ode to Peas
Three Day Weekend Scones
Doin' Nothing
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