Thursday, October 13, 2011

Month of Dinners - Day...Who Knows?

So, since Olive has been sick, the cooking in my household has not really been the focus.  It's been mostly frozen pizza and boxed macaroni & cheese - anything quick and easy.  But yesterday, Olive was feeling a little better so I was able to actually cook a real meal.  I got this recipe yesterday while sitting in Olive's doctor's office.  I was browsing the Highlights magazine and came across the recipe.  Yes, you read that right, the Highlights magazine.  In the end, I didn't really like how the meal turned out.  I think it was the goat cheese.  It has a weird, tangy taste.  Maybe next time I'll try using feta.  However, my mom, step dad and husband all liked it, so I guess different taste buds, different tastes.  Anyhow, here's the recipe for you to give it a try if you like!:

Creamy Pasta with Veggie & Bean Medley

1 package small shell pasta (I used orichiette)
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups peas
2 cups corn
1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled (more or less to your liking)
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Cook pasta until it is al dente.  Set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, mix tomatoes, beans, peas & corn in a large bowl.
  3. Add warm pasta.  Mix in cheese.  Pasta will warm cheese and melt it to make it creamy.  
  4. Add vinegar and oil.  Mix thoroughly and serve!

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