Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Pixie's palate

Roasted vegetable pasta primavera.

It was awesome actually. Preparation was time consuming. I used a ton of dishes. It wasn't difficult. Would I make it again? Yes, if Den were here to do dishes! It was only 3 points a serving as I changed the recipe. It called for regular pasta, I used Smart Pasta. It called for whipping cream, I used fat free half and half. It was supposed to have 3 cups of rotiss chicken in it. I don't like chicken mixed in my food. On the side, yes. Mixed in, no. I'm going to put shrimp in one of the left over batches. It made 8 servings! Note to self. Cut recipe in half next time!

I started with 1.25 pounds of fresh asparagus, 1 cup matchstick carrots, 1/2 a medium onion, a few teaspoons of minced garlic, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. Roasted that in a 450 degree oven. Supposed to take 10 minutes. No way. Lots longer.

While that was roasting, I put 8 ounces of Ronzoni Smart Pasta on to boil.

I grated up 3 ounces of Parmesan cheese.

After the veggies roasted for 20 minutes or so, I added the tomatoes. If I make this again, I'll split the veg in half and use 2 sheet pans. They didn't really get to roast good as there were so many of them.

When the pasta was done, and the veg nearly done, I put my talapia on to fry. Only takes 1 minute on each side in my favorite cast iron skillet.

Here's the veg after they were done roasting.

Here I'm mixing the pasta, the veg, 3/4 cup fat free half and half and the Parmesan cheese together.

This is what 1 serving looks like. I used a big dinner plate tonight where I normally use a sandwich plate. There's really more than it looks like there is.

This is the dessert I was going to have. Took me so long to fix dinner I didn't want to make the pears!

This is what my kitchen looked like when I was done!

More mess!

Still more!

Kitchen is all cleaned up now.
Tomorrow is my daughter in law's recipe for sun dried tomato risotto!!


  1. YUM! I will be over to eat soon! lol

    I liked how you took pics of the mess. lol

    I want to see that risotto tomorrow...thats something that I've yet to make. I have a bad rice reputation. lol Either its too hard or burnt. SO Im scared of risotto! lol But I might get brave if I see yours. Haha

    :) You liked my Hungry weight watchers guy? lol I love those commercials they crack me up!

    :) thanks for the Whoo hooo's today!


  2. I'm so making this. This is right up my alley. Roasted veggies with Talapia? Oh Yeah!

  3. And you know who'd have been doing those dishes 2 weeks ago !!!

    Hey that post was like you see on a proper food blog. Very professional girl.

    As a picture tells a thousand words, keep them coming.