Friday, June 14, 2013

My "Go-To Meal"

While this is not part of the blog challenge, I saw a recent blog post about this, and thought I would share my take on it. 
Do you have a favorite Go-To meal you always make when you don't feel like thinking of something to cook? Well I certainly do! And here it is, in all it's glory with no particular name to be called by!
Let's begin with the ingredients: wholegrain Farfalle {bowtie} pasta, pine nuts, asparagus, and my personal favorite - apple chicken sausage.

Then we have to add-to-it ingredients {as I like to call them!}:
garlic salt, seasoned pepper, REAL shredded parmesan cheese, and extra virgin olive oil.

Ok, so after I wash everything, and get the water boiling, I pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees {to bake my asparagus}. While the oven is pre-heating I prepare the asparagus for cooking as follows - drizzle it with olive oil, sprinkle garlic sale and seasoned pepper to taste, then sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. 

Next I cut up the sausage, and start to saute it.

While that is cooking, I finally add the noodles to the water, and put the asparagus into the oven. I bake it for 10 minutes total, at 400 degrees. 
By the time the noodles have finished boiling, the sausage and the asparagus have both just about been fulled cooked as well.
After I drain and wash the noodles, I add olive oil to the pot and put the noodles back in. I stir them up and add garlic salt to taste. Then I add the seasoned pepper to taste, and some pine nuts. After that is stirred, I add the sausage and mix it all together. 
Serve it up, put some parmesan cheese on top, and....

VOILA! A simple, easy and quick dinner! From prep time to finish, this only take about 30 minutes to cook! Now that's what I'm talking about!

Finished Product!

So, what is your Go-To meal?!


  1. You better make this for me next time I'm over! It looks super yummy!!

  2. You better make this for me next time I'm over! It looks super yummy!!