Saturday, July 9, 2011
Exploring in the Outdoors and Making a Quick Dinner
Ok, so the other day, I took the boys to Silver Lake with a friend of mine. We had lunch and then explored a bit of the lake. Everyone had a good time, and the kids really liked climbing the rocks. I love summer and the different activities that we get to do. It is really nice to have such a nice lake right in our own back yard. It was a perfect day for a picnic and a small hike. I think we are planning to return to do some more exploring.
8 oz pasta - your choice. I used up leftover whole grain pasta
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp olie oil
3 links Chicken chorizo - cooked and sliced thinly
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
5 large handfuls arugula lettuce
1/2 cup parmesan cheese - shredded
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat up garlic and chorizo in a large skillet with olive oil over med high heat. Deglaze pan with white wine and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, add cooked pasta and arugula. Stir to wilt lettuce. Add cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately. Yum!!
My oldest just loved this pasta. It is a really light and airy dish that is perfect for the summer. Next time you don't know what to cook for a meal, look in the fridge - the answer might be in front of your nose!