Hi everyone and happy Thursday! Hope you’re all having a lovely day so far 🙂
In regards to Tuesday’s post, I want to say a huge thank you to you all for not only your support, but for sharing your particular fears in regards to food and your own personal experiences. I enjoy reading each and every one of them and learn so much from you all, you all are such amazing, strong, beautiful women. I also related to some fears that were mentioned from some of you, for instance eating outside from your normal routine during the week or your fears of fat. To this day I still struggle with eating out of my “normal eating schedule” during the work week…at first it gives me anxiety but I remind myself that I can’t stay in my little bubble forever. Life is about enjoying the company of others and the simple pleasures of food…I have to remember that food is food, and to not tie it with my emotions. It’s a big part of our culture and society to enjoy food in the company of others…it’s to be celebrated and to be bonded over with either your significant other, coworker, family member, or girlfriend…and the more I remind myself of this, the more I can embrace all types of food situations and to never fear it again 🙂
Today I want to share with you all a couple simple and satisfying meals Todd and I have made this past week. One is the pasta dish I made Monday night and had shared the picture with you all on Tuesday’s post.
It’s adapted from Giada’s Farfalle with Turkey Sausage, Peas and Mushrooms. It’s absolutely delicious and super easy to make – a definite winner.
I had made this once before with ground turkey (not ground turkey sausage) and it was good but pretty bland so I wouldn’t do it with that again. This time around I still didn’t use ground turkey sausage, but instead used chicken sausage and it was pretty darn fantastic.
First get your water boiling and ready to cook your pasta…I used Barilla Plus Farfalle Pasta
For the chicken sausages I used Al Fresco Spinach and Feta Chicken Sausages, and slice them up and heat them through until golden brown…
Once browned and heated through, about 8 minutes/4 minutes per side, I removed the chicken sausages from the pan and using the same pan add 2 tbsp. of olive oil and two packages of sliced mushrooms. Salt and pepper the mushrooms and saute for about 5 minutes…
In Tuesday’s post I had also mentioned turkey burgers were on the menu for dinner and that’s exactly what we did.
Back to the topic above, I at one time used to fear fats and would only buy fat free meats, cheeses, you name it…and the sight of olive oil or butter used in cooking would leave me with anxiety. Now, bring it on. Love love fats…I have the hubby to thank for that as he taught me not to fear them…they add so much flavor to anything and everything! And nowadays I buy only 90/10 or 93/7 ground turkey or meat, but for some reason Safeway only had 99% fat-free ground turkey so that’s what we used. But you know how bland and dry that is…well Todd’s secret is to add about 1 tbsp. of olive oil to the ground turkey meat while mixing it and it makes the meat absolutely moist and perfect. He also mixed in about a cup of shredded cheddar cheese and Cajun seasoning…the burgers were amazing!
And dessert was a new staple in this household – sourdough bread with Biscoff spread – yum. Todd and I shared this…
Hope you’re all having a great day and I’ll see you all back here tomorrow! 🙂
What’s a simple and satisfying meal you’ve been making lately?
What’s your favorite pasta dish? I love love Spaghetti Alla Carbonara (with peas!)…I’ll never forget the one Todd got when we were on vacation in San Diego – it.was.amazing. And my mom’s classic homemade meat sauce and spaghetti, simply amazing and delicious. I think both are pretty worthy of being on Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate 😉
What’s your current favorite dessert/sweet treat right now?