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. 


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!