Monday, February 27, 2012

Meatless Friday in Lent - Basil Garlic Pasta Meal

 Lent crept up on me this year and for the first meatless Friday I was kinda stuck without much in the house.  I remembered we had bought a bag of Basil Garlic Shell Pasta at the last Home Show we attended.

Our dinner plate - Shells w/ Alfredo Sauce, Garlic Herb Monkey Bread & Salad w/ Creamy Italian dressing
Fantastic pastas - all shapes and flavors. 
I wanted to fancy it up some so I baked it with Parmesan cheese on top.
Love Trader Joes!  Got this the last time we were in Albuquerque and added it to the Alfredo Sauce.  Add a subtle flavor.

Interesting combination of flower petals. 

After it came out of the oven all hot, bubbly and crispy!!
Beginning stage of Garlic Herb Monkey Bread with canned biscuits.  I used garlic granules, dried green onions and dried parsley. Roll each biscuit in the melted butter and herbs.

Just a single layer in a Pyrex loaf pan.
Bake 350 degrees for 20 -30 minutes. Enough for the 2 of us with more than half left for tomorrow!!!
High carb dinner but it sure was good.  The salad with the tomatoes and tart dressing rounded it all out. 

4 comments:

Rose said...

It looks delicious!

Blogger proo said...

very delicious

Jordasche Kingston said...

Wow, looks great! I hope you enjoyed your meal :)

Dawn Conklin said...

Looks like a delicious meal for "not being prepared" :) I have to try making the bread, looks so good and sounds so simple!