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Saturday, August 29, 2009

I Hope I'm Not Late!

Whew! Sorry, I seem to be running a little behind everywhere today. It's the road construction, you see.
Thanks so much to kj for the invitation to this evening's festivities. I've brought mycurrent favorite dish, very simple, which suits my lack of cooking skills. It doesn't have a name as far as I know, I just call it pasta with peas and bacon.
Tri color pasta adds color and flavor. Rotini holds the cheese and bacon well. All of the amounts are to taste, but here are the ingredients:
Tri-color rotini pasta
Frozen peas
Crumbled bacon (can be replaced with chopped chicken, or no meat at all to keep kosher)
Ricotta cheese
Butter or margarine.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C or 4 on a gas cooker). Boil pasta and drain when al dente. Run some water over the peas until they are thawed. Mix together pasta, peas, bacon (if used) and ricotta. I used 3-4 servings of pasta, a 10 oz. box of frozen peas, about two big tablespoons of crumbled bacon, and a cup and a half of ricotta, but all amounts are adjustable.
Place the mixture in a shallow casserole dish. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine. Sprinkle with parmesan, and bake for 15-20 minutes, long enough to melt the ricotta. Enjoy!
Tidbit about me: I appear to be going through a mid-life crisis. I really did quit my job in real life. So I am job hunting right now, and terrified and exhilarated all at once!


  1. MMM looks wonderful...How empowering, you will have good luck in the job search.

    Sonia ;)

  2. wuffs like pasta, YUM!

    as for jobs: not many out there for shepherds, i understand :O lol

  3. Hah-I'm in perpetual mid life crisis these days. Just roll with it-we are all gonna die might as well have fun while we can!

    It's funny-I'm running into your old life (profession) during my mid life crisis, and we meet with you running out of your old life (profession). That confirms by strangely odd view of the world and comforts me at the same time...

  4. Anything with bacon in it will shine every time, and your dish was no exception. Very yummy pasta!

    While you're out of a job, why don't you take a day off looking for one and come for a hike with me, up to the lake on the plateau? That hike will take away any worries you may have, and will also bump up your exhilaration!