A day late, a dollar short.

I had a fabulous time frolicking in Minnesota with my lovely college pals, Veronika and Ali.

This, of course, delayed my normal weekend routines. One of which, is one of my favorite past times: meal planning. Nerd alert!

I came home to discover The Hubs had taken it upon himself to create this week’s meal plan. Thanks Hubs!

Sunday: grilled chicken ceasar salad

Monday:  Insane in the membrane [turkey] burgers + kale chips

Tuesday: pasta (see below)

Wednesday: French Dips (a la crockpot, recipe forthcoming)

Thursday: South Perry Pizza & a trip to the South Perry Farmer’s Market opening day!

Friday: Leftover french dips

Saturday: wild card – help me choose! What is your favorite weekend recipe?

And back to that pasta…I’ve had this bad boy* in the pantry for a few months.

And aside from making cilantro pesto, I didn’t have a clue what to do with it. I decided to whip up a Veronika inspired (i.e. cook pasta with wine) dish. Sadly, it was a big flop, or rather a big sticky mess. I think I needed more olive oil, or more wine, or both? I’m not really sure, but a quick glance at Pappardelle’s website hinted at where I had gone wrong: no cream! The sauce I made is very, very similar to this recipe off their website. I don’t have any heavy cream in the fridge, but I think I may make this sauce in the future.

The process and aftermath, however, were rather pretty. So I’ll leave you with a few pasta pictures to get your mouth watering.

Garlic

Cilantro

Yes, the pasta really is this yellow.

*Pappardelle’s can be found in Spokane at The French Quarter, which is not listed in their locations section.

What is your favorite weekend meal? What should I cook for my wild card Saturday (carb heavy, due to 1/2 Marathon training)?

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14 thoughts on “A day late, a dollar short.

  1. Hm, did you like the actual pasta itself?! I’ve bought flavored/veggie pastas before and they’re so yummy! I do like the color at least, and yes, the pictures look great :)

  2. Weekends mean I can spend time chopping lots of vegetables. [Call me crazy, but I find this to be very catharctic.] So my favorite weekend meals are either big pots of stew or curry-like dishes…or big chopped salads. Or pizza with lots of chopped vegetables.

    The key is…anything that normally takes a lot of time.

    OK. Now that I think about it, I was kind of lying, because the weekend is usually the only time I go out to eat…so I really like meals NOT made by me on the weekends. :)

  3. Funny story-Found you from Peas & Crayons because I’m in MN too! And I saw some of your photos and guess what?! I go to school with your friend Veronika’s sister Nicole! Small world :) great blog!

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