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June 25, 2012

One Meal Two Ways: PASTA

So it's Monday lovelies.
This means I've got chores and cooking dinner on the agenda.
I'm pretty big on finding ways to cook once, eat twice.  I've noticed there are lots of yummy dishes that just beg to be eaten again as leftovers.  Take this delicious warm penne pasta served hot with warm french bread on the first night and cold over a bed of mixed greens the next night.  The chicken is technically leftover already from a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store so you really get three nights out of it.
1 package of penne pasta cooked al dente
1 package of frozen peas (thawed)
boneless skinless cooked chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken)
1 red onion sliced
half & half
parmesan cheese 
1 large can of italian style tomatoes
white wine 

glaze a saute pan with olive oil and sweat the onion
Deglaze the pan with white wine
Add chicken, tomatoes, and peas and allow to simmer until warm.
Slowly stir in half & half and add in a 1 tbsp of butter
Slowly add in a cup of finely grated parmesan cheese
add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste

take the above leftover pasta and re-heat on the stovetop adding more white wine if neccesary
serve over a bed of mixed greens
add fresh sliced red onion and fresh chopped tomato



  1. You are soooo clever. Also, unrelated, love the leopard fabric. Where oh where did you find this? I am needing the same for a DIY coming up!

  2. yum both options look delish!

  3. Yum! I love making two meals out of one thing! btw your food photography skills rock. My food photos always look so unappetizing! Not yours!

  4. AnonymousJune 25, 2012

    The warm pasta salad sounds delicious.


  5. Thanks! Now I don't have to think of something for dinner until Wednesday. :)

  6. Yummm, these look so good! With busy evenings, I'm all about getting two meals out of one. I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    And thanks for joining us at Sephora last night. It was so great to meet you!! :)

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings


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