Thursday, August 06, 2015

Pasta Making!

My son Jack loves Fettuccine Alfredo!  Instead of buying it in a box,  I made fresh pasta!  It was so different then store bought!  Unfortunately he does not like homemade sauce.  I used jar sauce but the pasta was so good it did not matter!  The pasta machine is an Atlas.  It was a wedding gift 25 years ago.  I need to use it more!  Most kitchens will have the ingredients for fresh pasta in their kitchen - all purpose flour and eggs!  

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Tabbouleh Salad with Quinoa

I made this salad on Sunday!  It is delicious and so easy!  I usually use Cous Cous but wanted to try Quinoa.  I used the Aldi brand of Quinoa, Simple Nature, and the recipe was on the back of the bag.  Here is the recipe!

1 cup Quinoa - cook according to directions.  Let chill in the fridge for about an hour.
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
Fresh mint
I added fresh diced cucumber, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese.  I don't add a specific amount, as much as you like!