Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bowl O Rama

by Meghann on July 18, 2009

When I asked Derek what he wanted me to make for dinner tonight he suggested ‘pasta with a side of pasta.’ The boy loves his pasta!

Now, I am not the biggest fan of pasta, in fact its one of my least favorite dishes out there, but every once in a while the mood strikes me to make a killer pasta dish and lucky for Derek tonight just happened to be one of them.

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For me the key to making a great pasta dish is lots of extras thrown in with great flavor. This dish was a great success in my opinion. ๐Ÿ™‚

I simply roasted a collection of vegetables that included Eggplant, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, Apple, and Mushrooms in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. While the veggies were roasting I pan seared some chicken on the stove top with onion, garlic and fresh parsley and boiled some whole wheat rottitini. Once every thing was done I combined it all in a dish with pasta sauce and ricotta cheese, then baked at 375 for 15 minutes.

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The results were very tasty if I do say so myself. It always lets me know a dish is a success when both my twin bro and Derek go back for seconds. ๐Ÿ™‚

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With the pasta bake dish I had a Massaged Kale Salad.

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The boys weren’t into the kale so I had Garlic Bread as well.

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The garlic bread was very easy. I simple sprayed a hoagie with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic and parmesan cheese. I wrapped the bread in aluminum and put it in the oven as I baked the pasta.

After dinner the three of us met my sister, Kelly, her boyfriend Anthony and his cousin David for some bowling fun.

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It’s pretty amazing how expensive bowling is on a Saturday Kelly and I had to call around several different bowling alleys to find one that we considered reasonably priced.

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At least the beer was cheap. Our gang split a couple of pitchers of Amberbocks during our games.

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I had 3 of the tiny cups which was probably equivalent to a pint.

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I bowled one really bad game and then a really good one, but overall had a great time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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It has been fun having my twin bro in town for the weekend. He leaves Monday for a month’s rotation in the Keys and who knows when we will have a chance to hang out with him again. At least I have my lil sis in town no permanently to keep me company. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Derek and I just rented Yes, Man and are settling in for the night. Let’s see how long I can stay awake. Good night!

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