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.


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.


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


Then added the chopped tomatoes.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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!!