Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Recipe of the Week

Since I'm pretty much a recipe/cookbook addict - I think it's fitting that I should do a recipe of the week on here.

This was actually inspired by the Summer Pasta on Beauty That Moves.

Now, as much as I do love recipes and food and cooking - I'm not very good at staying on track with things. I'm pretty scatterbrained. So I can't promise I'll have a new recipe every week. And some weeks I might even have two. (gasp!). So well see how this goes.

But - after trying the summer pasta, I just had to share it.

I made a few alterations based on what I had on hand, but the spirit is pretty much the same - and I'll definitely give it a shot using the original recipe (which I'm not posting, cause it's not mine. Click the linky, okay?!)

I didn't have penne, so I used ravioli. It was still super yum. But probably not very good for the waistline. I forgot all about using bouillon until just now when I was checking to see what changes I made. Oops. I bet it would have been even tastier. I also forgot the butter. I had the darn recipe right in front of me too! I didn't have just Parmesan cheese, I had a 4 cheese blend with parm, reggiano, asiago and um . . .something else. It worked. It was good. And then because I have an abundance of basil growing, I added a few pieces of that on top.

It was a bit prettier in real life than in the picture!

Soooooo good. I did find it slightly salty - but that's my fault. I added a bit too much to the sauce.

Should I rate these or something? I don't know. Two thumbs up? 4.75 stars? How about PDG (pretty darn good).

Did I mention that my increasingly picky 5 year old asked for seconds? Seconds! That makes it a keeper in my book.

1 comment:

Valkyrie said...

Oh, that looks delish! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Yes, you should definitely rate the recipes! You always make me hungry. :-P