Tuesday, January 4, 2011

dinner last night

I made the BEST dinner last night.  If I do say so myself ;)

Traffic was really light so I was home by 7:15.  Kinda crazy because there was an accident on 395 tying up three lanes, but once I got past that, it was practically empty the rest of the way.  But I was still pretty hungry by the time I got home.  I had bought some tomatoes over the weekend and wanted to use them before they went bad and also had a thing of feta cheese that was calling out to me and there was no way I was ignoring that siren song!

My plan was to just chop up the tomatoes and toss them with some pasta and the feta and be done with it.  But then I remembered my brand new America's Test Kitchen cookbook (yay Christmas!) and how I want to make as many recipes from it as possible.

So I pulled it out and looked up the recipe for Pasta Caprese and it was perfect.  Of course, I used feta instead of mozzerella and I didn't have any basil.  And I used two cloves of garlic instead of one.  And a little less shallot.  And I didn't measure the lemon juice (used 1/2 a lemon) or olive oil.  But it was basically the same and phenomenal.  I scarfed it down and portioned the rest for lunches this week.  Today I ate my lunch at 11am because I made the mistake of trying it cold.  And it was just as good so I finished it then and there.  This would make an excellent pasta salad with maybe a few other vegetables thrown in for crunch.

Highly recommend - both the book and the recipe!


Julie H. said...

Sounds yummy! I love feta cheese. A few weeks ago I made chicken breasts stuffed with feta, basil and garlic (lightly tossed in olive oil).

Debbie said...

ooh - that does sound good!