Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Todays Meal Is Brought To You By The Letter P

Delicious Ham
There are days I feel like getting in the car and going on an adventure. Our temporary move to Los Angeles has given me the opportunity to explore many new and exciting places. After all the rain we had during the holidays I was more than ready to get out of the house and drive. I had a great day discovering several new neighborhoods, listening to oldies on the radio and letting the GPS guide me.
A little bit goes a long way and tastes terrific
I didn’t have a great deal of time to plan or prepare a complicated dinner today. I wanted to fix something flavorful and not too heavy. I’d planned ahead for a day like this and I knew just what I was craving.

My oil decanter makes me smile every time I use it
2 slices Prosciutto $1.00
1 cup dry whole wheat penne pasta $.75
½ cup frozen peas $.50
½ cup gated Parmesan cheese $.75
1Tbs olive oil

I cooked the Prosciutto till crispy and crumbled it
I cooked the penne pasta till al dente

I put the Prosciutto and pasta
In a pan with the peas
Place the Parmesan in the pan
Mixed well 
Drizzle olive oil  
Sprinkle with red pepper flakes to taste 

I’m serving the pasta with a green salad topped with a tangerine vinaigrette
Total under $5.00
Comfort food with lots of flavor
TIP OF THE DAY: Products like Prosciutto tend to be expensive however; you don’t need to rule these items out entirely. Many ingredients are available for purchase by the slice (or the ounce) and as you can see from this recipe just two slices gave this meal a real flavor boost. 


Jan @TWOwomenANDaHOE said...

Another yummy creation! <3<3<3

Vagablonde said...

Thank you Jan. I appreciate you checking it out.