What we were going to have/what we did have

We decided that it wasn’t practical for us to eat together after Keith’s tennis tonight.  We were going to have:

Pasta with asparagus and goat cheese

  • pasta of your choice (I used small shells)
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lb asparagus (tough ends broken off and chopped into 1 inch lengths)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to cooking directions.  Drain (reserve about 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.)

While pasta cooks saute shallots in olive oil until soft (about 2 – 3 minutes).  Add asparagus and cook, stirring until crisp and tender (about 7 – 8 minutes).

Add pasta and cooking water to pan with shallots and asparagus.  Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and goat cheese to combine.  Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Instead, Samantha and I had poached eggs – I had mine on top of roasted asparagus with a little grated Parmesan cheese.  Keith is going to have roasted asparagus (I had acquired beautiful asparagus at the produce stand) and Aidell’s pineapple and bacon sausages.  (He and Samantha tried them at the Friday Night Lights party at Graul’s and loved them, they are not my favorite flavor.)  The asparagus just needs to pop in the toaster oven at 425 for 5 minutes while the sausages heat in a nonstick pan.  Quick and easy and everyone is happy.

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About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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