Monday, September 14, 2009

Spinach artichoke pasta
Today for dinner we made a YUMMY Rachel Ray recipe
Spinach Artichoke Whole Wheat Penne

It was SO good and I'm assuming healthy with the veggies and whole grain pasta.
Sam said he liked it okay, but then it must have grown on him because he laughed about taking seconds of a dish he labeled as only "Okay"
I LOVED it, especially how the flavors really soaked into the chicken we added to it.
Gwen didn't seem to give it much of a chance and decided before she tried it that it was yucky.
Maggie loved it and scarffed it down.
Making it our own:
We did alter the recipe just a bit.
  • We cut the recipe in half and there was still plenty left.
  • Also, we added 1 cup of cooked cubed chicken. That is what I loved so much about it. The chicken really soaked up a lot of flavor. In fact, we liked it so much that next time we will add 2 cups of cooked, cubed chicken. Because the chicken soaked up so much, I think we will need to add some more chicken broth or something.
  • And we put the artichokes into the food processor also.

What we didn't like:

  • The pasta didn't soak up much of the flavor. I am hoping that adding some more broth to the sauce and allowing the noodles to absorb the sauce for longer on the stove will help with that problem.

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