Meal Plan for March 4-10, 2012 (Olive Oil Pasta Recipe)
- Sunday – We ordered pizza. Yummy, yummy. Love it when I don’t have to cook!
- Monday – Pot pie, my recipe
- Tuesday – Olive oil & pepper spaghetti w/steamed broccoli and “classic” bruschetta, “recipe” below
- Wednesday – Baked parmesan crusted chicken with steamed broccoli, recipe from Moms Who Think. Next time, I would double the recipe of the stuff to cover the chicken with.
- Thursday – Baked mac & cheese, recipe from Skinny Taste. I added chicken to it though. Highly recommended!
- Friday – Quesedillas. Just cheese and chicken between two tortillas, melt. We also had Spanish rice with these, now that I think about it.
- Saturday – Key West grilled chicken with rice, recipe from Grocery Budget 101. This was pretty good. I would let the chicken marinade over night instead of 30 minutes like the directions say. The rice was just one of those .99 cent “chicken flavored” bags of rice.
I had this pasta dish a couple times while we were in Rome, so I thought I would try and replicate it at home. It came out pretty great! Unfortunatly, I didn’t measure anything…I just added a little, tasted it, and continued once it was right. So, I’m not sure how helpful this “recipe” will be. Next time I make it, I’ll try to measure.
What you’ll need: Olive oil, pepper, spaghetti, grated parmesan cheese.
- Cook the spaghetti. Once its cooked, drain it, then put it back into the pot.
- Pour in some little olive oil. Basically, you want an accent of olive oil. You don’t want it to pool at the bottom.
- Sprinkle in some pepper. The right amount will look like the picture once you’ve stirred everything up.
- Add some cheese. I don’t think you can have too much cheese, but that might be me. I even added more cheese when I served it too.
- Stir everything until the cheese melts. Serve immediately.
To make the “classic” brushetta (Again, called that because that’s how we saw it named in Rome.) I mixed olive oil, pepper and garlic salt. I brushed the bread with a food brush, then popped it in the toaster. Once it was toasted again, I brushed another layer on because I thought it needed it. Taste yours though if after you toast it…maybe you’ll make your olive oil mixture stronger than I did.
I steamed the broccoli by adding a little water to a microwavable dish and putting the broccoli in it and microwaving it for five minutes.
If you try it, let me know! If you measure the ingredients, let me know; hahahaha.