Saturday, March 19, 2011

What to eat for dinner?

I’m in the process of moving. I know, fun; right? I did a lot of packing yesterday and still have more to go. You never know how much you have until you move. The other night I was thinking about what I wanted for dinner. I want to use most of the stuff in the cabinet so I don’t have to lug all of it over to the new place. I was reminded of a new product that came out for pasta dishes. It’s made by Philadelphia cream cheese and it’s called cooking crème.  They advertise it as cooking starters. You can top a pizza with it or create pasta dishes or whatever you heart desires. I decided I would pick one up and try a little in a pasta dish. Of course just a little wont hurt, right?

I chose the Italian Cheese and Herb.

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I also had a can of tomato sauce and a can of chopped tomatoes. I put about 3 tablespoons of the crème in the tomato sauce with a little dried basil.

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It added just the right amount of creaminess to it. I then poured the cooked noodles into a baking dish and covered with sauce.

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Then added the chopped tomatoes.

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I topped it off with a sprinkle of bread crumbs. You can make your own here. Place in the oven at 350 for about 20 min.

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Place your leftover crème in the fridge for later. Winking smile I’m already thinking of all the possibilities.

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When you have about 10 min left of cooking, sprinkle with mozzarella.

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I know, no meat. I don’t know about you but I don’t have to have meat with every meal but if you prefer I bet this would be great with some Italian sausage.

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I made this on St. Patrick's day! Do you like my green plate??

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There you have it. A quick and simple meal that anyone can whip up. If you wanted to make it even more healthy use whole wheat pasta and more veggies. I usually prefer whole wheat noodles but we were out. Have a great weekend everyone!!

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