Friday, March 18, 2011

Lemon, Basil & White Bean Pasta

Ingredients
10 oz dried linguine or fettuccine
19 oz. can white beans (cannellini) rinsed and drained
1/2 of a lemon
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves

1. Cook pasta, add beans to last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.
2. Zest peel from lemon. In small skillet warm 1 Tbsp olive oil, add lemon peel, cook 1 minute.
3. In food processor combine cooked lemon peel, basil and remaining 2 Tbsp of olive oil and the juice from half a lemon.  Process till smooth.  Add reserved cooking liquid 1 Tbsp at a time , until desired consistency.
4. Toss warm pasta with lemon basil mixture.


For the breakfast burrito recipe please click here

(I modified based on what I had because the second I saw this I had to have one...I added crumbled goat cheese to the scrambled eggs just before they were finished cooking and I used arugula b/c I didn't have any spinach. Delicious!)

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!! 

 Here is a picture of how I spent my afternoon yesterday.  Any guesses??? 

(picture taken with my non-iphone phone)

Setting traps for leprechauns, what else?!
Andrew came home from school with a master plan.
After homework was finished we grabbed our bikes,
a journal to record details of the trap locations and materials,
bottles of water for hydration, a copper penny (in lieu of gold)
& handfuls of clovers to use as bait and we set to work.
Complete with rocks suspended from trees, stick walls,
and twisty vines to catch his feet. ELABORATE, I tell you.
It was sunny and I loved every minute of watching his innocent little imagination at work.
We have plans to check the traps after school.
Maybe, just maybe, there is a little boot stuck in one of them as a leprechaun tried to escape!
LOVE. THIS. BOY.

xo,
Tessa

(Pasta recipe and picture from Better Homes and Gardens)

13 comments :

  1. One way ticket to delicious town! Thank you for kindly accepting our requests and delivering!
    Can't wait to try it.

    I love Andrew's great expedition...he really thought of everything! Love his imagination.

    Stella's school had a leperchaun visit them on the playground yesterday. Not sure if that was super creepy or super fun? She seemed to get a kick out of it. Had Andrew set up his trap at Stella's school, he would have caught the little guy. (wink)

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  2. How CUTE! And the pasta sounds amazing. Yum!

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  3. Tessa - I'm so glad the burritos were a hit! And yum - goat cheese! I'm coming to your house next time!

    xo
    Melissa

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  4. These look delicious! And please report on the leprechaun boot discovery!

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  5. That bean past looks so good...and only 5 ingredients! I must copy this one down! Thanks!

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  6. Tessa, I am dying to know what the red and white buffalo check fabric is you have in your dining room. PS I love your new look! We have very similar taste! did you win any of your goodies you bid on at auction???

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  7. Hooray! Thanks for the recipe.

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  8. Hello,

    So much fun with the traps.. We did something similar. Gotta love boys! This recipe looks delicious! I am going to try this tonight. We are heading to Mary Poppins broadway show tonight for my daughter's 4th birthday
    . It will be perfect to serve before the show.
    Have a great weekend and Happy Spring!

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  9. Both of your recipes sound wonderful ~ will be trying them soon!

    Love the traps and the excitment of the great catch.

    Jo

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  10. okay... another stalkerish question... what color paint is on your walls and on the trim in the dining room window under the fabulous red check curtains?? I probably have more! I have beadboard walls as well... right now they are painted SW Blonde. I like it but I'm ready for a change.

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  11. That first dish looks like a great Feingold meal! Wink! And I'm drooling over the second dish {saw that on someone else's blog and wanted to dive right in and eat it!}.

    xo,
    Linsey

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  12. Mmmm that looks so delicious! As a vegetarian I thank you for posting something I can actually eat :) I can't wait to try this recipe, I could eat pasta everyday if society (and my hips) would allow it. You have a beautiful blog. Stop by mine sometime for a chat if you get a chance!

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