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Two Peas and Their Pod: Presto Pasta

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Presto Pasta


Josh and I both work so some nights we don't feel like making anything fancy...ok, a lot of the nights we don't. So thank goodness for cereal and pasta, two staples in our house. The other night we went with pasta.

Have any of you tried some of the flavored pastas out there? I boiled up some basil linguni and was pretty impressed. The basil flavor was nice, not too overpowering, and it tasted great with my fresh veggie sauce. I topped it off with fresh basil and parmesan. This was a great meal in minutes.

I also made a quick salad, the more veggies the better:) So if you are tired from work, school, kids, life, etc. make pasta for dinner. We are always pleased and full when we do:)





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31 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

Pasta and salad is one of my favorite meals.

6:31 AM  
Blogger *Priscilla* said...

pasta and salad are some of my favorites too....this looks like a great hearty meal!

6:42 AM  
Blogger VeggieGirl said...

STUNNING!!!!

6:51 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

This looks so good- both the salad and the pasta! I love when there are more vegis than carbs or meat! Yayyy! Thanks for your comment on Josh's snack :) He is just starting to get into my blog and its so fun to "tag team" like you and your Josh do!

6:51 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Looks like a great, healty meal!

6:57 AM  
Blogger Prudy said...

What do you mean nothing fancy?? It looks wonderful!

7:04 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

What a beautiful pasta and heart healthy to boot!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Awesome. I love pasta so much but don't cook it as I'd like. This looks beautiful with all the colorful veggies!

7:13 AM  
Blogger Stacey Snacks said...

That is a veggie bonanza!!!
What a nice healthy and PRETTY looking meal!
I could use of those healthy dinners lately. oink oink!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

I love all the colors! Basil pasta sounds yummy!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I love how many vegetable you include in all your meals. This looks so yummy.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Candy said...

Love the pasta around here. Your variation looks wonderful.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Yum-E! I love things like this! Your pasta looks amazing! I share your love of veggies (now if only my hubby would!)

10:31 AM  
Blogger Usha said...

Basil pasta sounds delightful..will check it out..the salad looks awesome :-)

10:44 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

What a meal!

11:00 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Haven't seen the basil pasta but can't wait to try it when I do find it.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Those colors! I can just FEEL all those antioxidants shimmering up at me.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Yum! I am with you -- pasta makes the best weeknight meal! I will often throw a bunch of veggies, meat, cheese, etc with pasta -- the hubs calls it "pasta & stuff" -- the only problem is when I hit on a particularly yummy combo and can't quite remember what I did and duplicate it again! Oh well, you dinner looks gorgeous, as always!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

We both work too so pasta is always on our weekday menu. This looks yummy

12:40 PM  
Blogger Mommy's Kitchen said...

That pasta looks awesome and so does the salad. Is that artichokes in the salad? I could eat them all by themselves.

1:33 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Brilliant! I love pasta. Wheat pasta is my favorite. I need to stock up on recipes other than spegetti or meatballs...any tips?

2:16 PM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

Even if not tired I would make this! Pasta is always a staple here too. I would love to try basil flavored one! I only had carrot and tomato I think. Great meal.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love pasta and salad...it's what I am making for dinner tonight. The artichoke hears looks great on the salad.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Aggie said...

That is a great looking dinner!! Love all the veggies in the pasta...and that salad, yum!

5:19 PM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

What a gorgeous and healthy-looking dinner - yum!!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

This looks like a very comforting, fillng and healthy dinner!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

That looks healthy and just delicious :)

6:59 PM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

Perfect weeknight dinner. Looks delicious!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Emiline said...

Looks very healthy!

No, I don't think I've tried the flavored pastas, but I will.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

basil-flavored pasta? surely you jest. where have i been, that sounds great! beautiful dish, maria. :)

4:58 AM  
Blogger StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Great pasta dish! I love all those beautiful, chunky veggies. Looks delicious!

11:48 PM  

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