Blog Catch Up… Pork, Pasta, Pasta…

Evening guys! I hope everyone is doing well on this fine Wednesday night! I had a great session with my girls from Girls on the Run tonight. We stretch, run, do yoga and strength training, and have lots of amazing conversations. Girl Power! So much fun =) I came home and made an easy chicken pasta dish…
I cooked 3 meals in last 2 days and only took pics of one of them. Oh well…

Last night I made a 5 minute dinner. I made pork chops…yeah, I know…been there done that… =) Well, these took 3 minutes. For real. The package said cook on each side for 4 minutes, but if I did that they would have tasted like shoe leather. I cooked them in a bit of oil for about 1 1/2 minutes per side on SUPER HIGH heat. Perfection! I served them with a side of couscous and a Steam-fresh bag of mixed veggies (both about 5 minutes).

Then I made some lunch for a couple of days… Creamy Orzo with Bacon, Tomatoes, and Peas. Just cook some Orzo (small rice like pasta). In the meantime, cook chopped bacon (1/2 pound). Take out of pan and add your onions and cherry tomatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes in a bit of olive oil. Add your cooked orzo and frozen peas. Add in about a cup Parmesan. Stir and cook together until peas are warmed through. Top with chopped bacon. So wish I had a picture!!!!

Tonight I made Cheesy Chicken Tagliatelle with Broccoli and Mushrooms. Heaven. Dice some chicken thighs or breasts in to bite-sized pieces. Brown in a pan with 1/2 chopped onion, 1/2 container of sliced mushrooms, and 1 head broccoli florets (15 minutes or so depending on your preference for broccoli doneness). Salt and pepper to taste. Meanwhile, cook some tagliatelle in salted water (nests of long fettichini like pasta- or use whatever pasta your have in your cabinet). Add the pasta to your chicken and veggie mixture. Add a nice glug of olive oil and a mug of starchy pasta water. Add more seasoning if needed. My kids hate spicy, but I would love for you to add a good serving of red pepper flakes!


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