Not too long ago, I won my first ever giveaway!!! Heidi, from "Tried-and-True Cooking with Heidi" sent me the most recent Taste of Home magazine and it was filled with quite a few recipes that I've been wanting to try! One of those recipes was this pasta dish--I decided to make it tonight, because I thought it would go great with my leftover chicken piccata that we need to finish up and also because I'm working tomorrow and figured it would be great to take for my lunch! The recipe is intended to yield 2 servings, as written, so I went ahead and tripled it :) Thank you so much, Heidi!!! I can't wait to try additional recipes from the magazine!
Creamy Bow Tie Pasta
1 cup uncooked bow tie pasta 1 1/2 teaspoons butter 2 1/4 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons flour 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic Dash salt Dash dried basil Dash crushed red pepper flakes 3 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons chicken broth 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon sour cream
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the oil, flour, garlic and seasonings until blended. Gradually add the milk, broth and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minute or until slightly thickened.
Remove from the heat; stir in cheese and sour cream. Drain pasta; toss with sauce.
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)