Serving This Week 5-25 to 5-29-2020
Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I featured the week of 5-25 to 5-29 on my blog. On Tuesday was Pandemic Pasta Trio Casserole. Wednesday saw Fish Tacos. Thursday was Easy Double Cheese Baked Penne. And winding up this Pasta Week was 19 Tips For Perfect Pasta. Enjoy!
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 5-18 to 5-22-2020
Three types of pasta layered in different cheeses and sauces were the main ingredients for this Pandemic Pasta. Ricotta and Parmesan Cheese were topped with pesto and marina. The pasta used was lasagna, penne and fettuccini. Not bad for cleaning out the pantry!
My husband and 2 sons decided to go out back and play a round of golf. Our course has opened up to pull carts only. They have been itching to swing the clubs for a while and the three of us girls were left to our own devices.
Miss J wanted to make a special dinner to be waiting for them when they got back. So I opened the cookbook and she closed her eyes and opened to a random page.
Little did we know an adventure was to begin!!
This pasta dish evolved a few times from pantry to table.
The plan was to make lasagna rollups. It was going to be great!
But the spinach was used earlier in the day for salad. And turns out we didn’t have enough lasagna noodles. At least not any unbroken.
In my home we are not phased by a little hiccup. So on to Plan B.
Scrounging through the cupboard my daughter-in-law and I found half a box of penne. Tada!
No wait, it was less than half. We were still short some pasta. So on to Plan C.
You can have these Fish Tacos on the table in under 30 minutes.
Yes you can!!
Whether using a prepared cole slaw or one you whip up on your own, making these tacos will be a breeze.
The sauce is made by mixing together none ingredients.
The fish is frozen fish sticks. What can be easier after a long day at work or a busy afternoon. You and the kids will love them!
A Cabbage Slaw is mixed with fish for a delicious blend of tartness.
The Sriracha sauce mixed with a sweet chili Sauce confuses your palate with a sweet and hot mixture.
Paired against the Cabbage Slaw, your tastebuds are assaulted with the burst of competing flavors.
When my granddaughter sat down at the table she was a bit skeptical
She is at an age where she has become very picky. She fights the idea of having a new dish.
So her very smart mother made a compromise.
If she ate a nice salad, drank all of her milk and ate ONE taco she could FaceTime her best buddy for 30 minutes.
Much to all our surprise she completed every part of the deal.
And to our surprise she asked if she ate another taco could she watch a show after dinner.
No one could believe their ears!
Personally?? I think she quietly Face Times her friend every night.
I won’t tell if you don’t!!
Being part Italian I love those types of pasta recipes.
You know, cheese, noodles, cheese, sauces, cheese. Some great Italian spices. Did I mention even 4 cheese blends?
Pasta and antipasto are my comfort foods.
Unfortunately, I am not supposed to have carbs or cheeses due to my cholesterol. I have been forced lately to find healthier alternatives to those ingredients.
Well, I haven’t gotten to this one yet. This penne dish is on the top of my favorites list. I am not ready to give it up.
It is easy to dish out being made in a casserole pan. And I don’t have to worry about waiting for it to firm up so it doesn’t slide all over.
My grandma used to make this dish on Sunday when we visited. She didn’t eat meat, so this recipe has left it out. But meat isn’t needed to make this dish spectacular.
Feel free to add anything you like to your penne dish.
Ground turkey, lean beef, or even chicken will work well and give a different texture to this Baked Penne.
And it doesn’t hurt at all to add a bit of old fashioned comfort! Enjoy!
The King of Penne Pasta. Mozzarella and ricotta bubble on top of the chunky veggie sauce. Take a forkful and expose the penne cooked al dente! Delicious.
19 Pasta Cheats as spotted on Food Network and some great Blogs. I have used a lot of these tips and some are new. Let me know what works for you.
Pasta, in particular Lasagna, is one of my signature ingredients. Believe it or not it is even more popular in my family than Cheesecake!
Here are some tips for making that perfect pasta for any recipe. I know some people out there are all about cutting out the carbs but seriously, pasta?
It fills your belly with that warm feeling you expect from any comfort food and is also perfect for when you’re in a hurry after a long and crazy day. These tips and tricks will help you make a good recipe even better!