Monday, November 3, 2008

A few of my favorite things...

I stumbled across Rachel Ray's recipe for Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce, and I just had to try it. Her recipe involved a lot of butter and cream, however, so I tweaked it to make it a little more Lilveggiepatch-friendly. I ended up using both pumpkin and Greek yogurt... two of my favorite things!

Approximate measurements:

6 oz whole wheat penne

1/4 sweet Vidalia onion

cooking spray

2/3 cup pumpkin

1/2 cup skim milk

1/2 cup yogurt (both plain nonfat and nonfat Greek)

pinch each of ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg

salt & pepper

Prepare pasta according to box instructions until al dente. Drain, set aside. In the same pot that the pasta was in, cook the onions in cooking spray until soft, about 4 minutes. Add salt and pepper, pumpkin, milk and yogurt. Simmer a minute or two, then return pasta to pot and cook until heated through. Divide and serve. Add grated parmesan, goat cheese or anything that strikes your fancy. I used a little parm first but then changed my mind and added goat cheese and pepper flakes. Serves 2-3.

I also just had some gummies while Jalene and I sat around with a pot of tea. The sweet tooth monster has arrived!


Caitlin (see bride run) said...

my sweet tooth monster needs to go away, ASAP!!!

and your pasta looks divine!

bigsprout said...

never heard of kardea bars, how did you get the samples? thank you for turning me on to larabars, they're more expensive in our parts, but the flavor is intense and natural--what do you think of the maple nut clif bar?--btw, i love the way you adapt recipes--the punkin pasta looks tasty, wonder if i could get my better sprout to try it . . . .

VeggieGirl said...

Looks good! :0)

Happy Tuesday!!

Rita said...

Wow. That penne with pumpkin cream sauce looks amazing. I'm definitely going to try that recipe, replacing the milk with Rice Dream.