Tuesday, August 31, 2010

BLT(bacon, leek, fire roasted tomato) Fettucini

I came up this one while wondering what to do with a leek. Then my crazy pregnant brain thought yum blt's, and tada this is what I came up with.

3/4 of a pkg. of fettucini noodles, cooked according to package directions
1 14oz. can fire roasted tomatoes, drained
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup chopped leek
6 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan
1 tablespoon butter

Make It:
Before you start cooking get heavy cream out of fridge and set on counter. Heat a large pan over medium heat, add bacon to pan and cook until crispy. Remove bacon from pan onto a paper towel covered plate, for it to drain. Add leek to pan, cook and stir about 5 minutes until leek is tender. Remove leek to the same paper towel plate as the bacon. Heat another pan over medium heat, add butter to pan, once melted add leek and cream. Bring to a low simmer. Add 1/3 cup parmesan to cream, stir to combine. Once cheese is melted and sauce has thickened stir in tomatoes and bacon. Cook another minute just until combined. Toss with noodles. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons cheese on top. Enjoy!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Menu for August 30th - September 5th

So  after taking a long break from cooking and creating, i'm back. Something about summer and the first trimester of my fourth pregnancy, made me not want to cook at all. Thank god i'm feeling better, for a little while I thought I had lost my creativity, but it was just hormones. Also with school starting again, a schedule is necessary. It is stone fruit season so get out there and enjoy peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots!

Monday- BLT(bacon, leek, fire roasted tomato) Fettucini, green salad
Tuesday- Mushroom Chicken(crock pot), rice, green beans
Wednesday- Mexican Lasagna, corn
Thursday- Tahoe Joe's
Friday- Skillet Penne, broccoli
Saturday- Texas Chicken Hash
Sunday- Food Festival

Dessert of the Week: Mint Candy Ice Cream Sundae