- I love Jesus, my husband, being a stay at home mom to my little boy, New Orleans, crafting, cooking, fitness, nutrition, homemaking, hospitality, being outside, black coffee, chai tea, reading, journaling, thrifting, and deep conversation. Food is my love language; through food I savor memories, create traditions, and serve others.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Pasta with Peas and Prosciutto
I hadn't initially intended to put mushrooms in this dish but I had some needing to be used up and really enjoyed them in here. This is an easy, yet sophisticated dish.
-1 lb whole wheat linguine or fettuccine
-1 small bag frozen peas
-1 Tbsp butter
-1 Tbsp olive oil
-1 onion, diced
-8 oz mushrooms, sliced
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-4 oz prosciutto, sliced
-1/4 c white wine
-1 Tbsp lemon juice
-3/4 c heavy cream or fat-free half and half
-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
-3/4 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-3/4 parmesan cheese
-fresh parsley or basil, minced
Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. When draining pasta, place frozen peas in the drainer and pour hot pasta and water over the peas.
Combine butter and olive oil in medium pot over medium heat. Add onion and saute until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, and cook until starting to let off their juices, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and prosciutto, cook 1 minute. Add wine and lemon juice. Cook 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium low and add cream/ half and half, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir pasta, peas, and cheese into the sauce and remove from heat. Serve and top with fresh parsley or basil.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As mentioned in our May Bastion Ministries Newsletter, bastionministries.com is now an up and running website for our ministry. We have a blog on that website that Jeremy and I will both be contributing to for faith/ spiritual/ ministry posts. I will continue to blog here for family, cooking, crafting etc., but will be posting anything spiritual at bastionministries.com/category/blog/. Please visit our new site and blog and take a look around. We have already posted a few blog posts, and have a few more to come within the next few days/ weeks from each of us.
Monday, May 13, 2013
I made this Cilantro Ginger Tilapia. The only change I made was to add a dash of red pepper flakes to the sauce for some heat. I thought it was a good (not home run, but good), easy dinner, that I would definitely eat again. My husband was not so impressed, he found it edible, but asked me not to make it again.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Noah whipped up a few Mother's Day gifts for the moms in our lives. We took plain flour sack kitchen towels, stamped his hands with fabric paint, and used rubber stamps for the wording and numbers. He had so much fun doing it, and loved seeing his hand prints laying out to dry the following day. He was very proud of his craft, but he kept calling them foot prints instead of hand prints.