Monday, October 25, 2010

Pasta with Chicken and Stuff

I like those cooking articles in magazines, that instead of posting a recipe, they post a road map.  Pick something from this column, and then from this column, and chose one of these and you have dinner! 

My weeknight cooking is sometimes like that, especially with pasta.   Usually I chose some sort of protein, some sort of vegetable(s), garlic, onions, herbs, and most likely, cheese.  This is where I raid my fridge, using up bits of this and that, and since it’s mostly organic, this is real food.

Take tonight’s pasta for example:  leftover chicken, zucchini made fancy by my julienne vegetable peeler, garlic, some fresh basil (added a little to early – next time I’ll stir it in at the last minute), some fresh grated lemon rind, salt, and lots of fresh ground pepper.

Served with some homemade bread and a salad from local greens, perfect. 

This will be my entry for Heart ‘n Soul Blog Hop

 

AND for this week’s Presto Pasta Nights hosted by Tigerfish of Teczcape .

And:

Cookbook Used:  Pam’s Brain.

19 comments:

Joanne said...

Straight out of your brain and onto the table. I like.

Now. Quiz. What would you do with kale? (Since I happen to have two bunches sitting in the fridge. With no plan.)

Kim said...

Cookbook Used: Pam's Brain - love it!

I could easily eat a version of pasta with chicken and stuff every day.

food for thought said...

you are more energetic than me... tomatoes, lemon, garlic, basil pasta... always the same, so easy i fear adding one more item would tax me~

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

I love how you can throw things together and come up with something delicious. And the name you chose for this recipe is perfect..LOL

shabby girl said...

LOVE the idea of the lemon rind in there! Lemon & pepper pasta!

Marjie said...

Perfect title. Pasta with chicken and "Stuff"!

Tell Joanne to use kale just like spinach. Cook it in with pasta or rice. That's what I do.

Danielle said...

this is how some of the best dishes are created! Looks beautifully delish

Alice said...

Oh gosh! I am so craving for pasta right now...

This is my first time in visiting your blog and I liked how I was met with a food post, LOL, even though I should be looking for shoes in this blog.

Anyhoo, like your blog. And... I'm still craving for that pasta. LOL

Shoe blog

Julie said...

Looks like a wonderful and hearty meal. I'd love some of that :)

girlichef said...

YUM! Everything sounds amazing together...I"m hungry for dinner :D

Christy said...

Some of the best dishes are like this - a little of this and a little of that. When you follow what your body wants and your fridge have - almost always a winner and this sounds like one! thanks for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

Chris said...

I don't know what is better, the recipe, the photo or the best ever recipe title.

Chef Fresco said...

Great pick of ingredients! Love pasta!

Lisa said...

What a great title. I like a dish that allows me to vary the "stuff".

grace said...

stuff?!? that's one of my favorite things to eat! how'd you know? :)

Reeni said...

I love cooking pasta dishes like this! I call it kitchen sink pasta - everything but the kitchen sink goes in there. Delicious!

Ruth Daniels said...

Great dish - I love all the "stuff" you've added to the chicken. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.. and everyone else ;-)

Joanne, as for kale, it's great in soups, or sauteed with garlic and lemon zest & juice. I even saw a recipe for baked kale chips on allrecipes.com ... interesting.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Totally loving it - great combination of ingredients - hope you made plenty, 'cos I would be wanting seconds. I use a similar kind of formula to make salads, and love getting really creative with what I have on hand.
Sue :-)

Rosemary & Garlic said...

I think that Pam's brain could have come up with a better title!