Sunday, February 24, 2008

Semester Break

Well, not much to tell, but I promised Marilyn I'd put up a picture of me in my LSU Championship hat!
Other than that, I spent 5 hours a day on Tacitus' Germania, and created a pasta dish for my friend Denise who passed her thesis defense. Hope y'all enjoy

1 1/2 cups uncooked Barilla Healthy Pasta (the one with Omega 3)
1 medium zucchini
1 medium carrot
1/2 cup diced yellow or red pepper
3/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup cream cheese
1 tsp Tony Chachere's (or to taste)
1/2 tsp herbes de provence
1/2 cup shredded pizza cheese

Boil the pasta. In a separate bowl mix the tomato sauce, Tony's and cream cheese. Warm in the microwave for 30 seconds (or add the cream cheese to heated tomato sauce and stir until the cream cheese melts). Shred zucchini and carrot and press the excess water out with a kitchen towel. Add to the diced pepper along with the herbes de provence.
When pasta is done, save about a 1/4 cup of the water when you drain it. Mix the water, tomato sauce, pasta, shredded and diced vegetables in a big bowl. Then put the mixture in a buttered casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese. Bake covered with foil at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and brown the cheese. Serves 4.


marilyn said...

great hat, great recipe--glad you and Tacitus are coming together, m

Pat said...

Cool hat . . . Geaux Tigers! I hope you will convince some Europeans that Chachere's is good on everything.