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Im 30 yrs old very happy married to a wonderful man (Nathan) i have a 7yr old son (Lochlan) and one on the way! We live in a town called Davistown. Im an aussie that use to live in the states! But have recently returned back to Australia! And im VERY passionate about cooking and my family!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

~Meatless Monday~

Yep this household has now started doing "Meatless Mondays" We didnt get here as easily as i had hoped for BUT we got here! So whats on the menu for tonite?
I served my boys as follows:
Creamy Veggies Tortilini Bake

10 Grain Whole Wheat Bread

Creamy Balsamic Vineagar Asparagus!
My so was very impressed with dinner, he did NOT believe me when i told him there was no meat in that meal at all! He gasped very funny to watch a very over dramatic 6 yr old reacting to that information!
~Asparagus Recipe~
Asparagus Spears
Hlf an Onion
Olive Oil
Cream (heavy whipping cream)
Balsalmic Vinegar
* Snap the ends off your spears and wash
*finely chop your onion
*heat your oil and butter in a pan
*add the onions and garlic to the hot oil/butter
*sautee the onions and garlic till nice and tender
*add a tablespoon of the balsamic vinegar
*then add a couple tablespoons of cream and let it simmer to make a nice sauce
*now add the snapped asparagus spears and mix threw the sauce
*turn the heat off and put the lid on the saucepan and let the spears steam and sautee in the sauce.
~Tortilini Veggie Bake Recipe~
Butternut Squash
Yellow Squash
Cream (heavy whipping cream)
Stock(chicken/veggie whatever u have)
Olive Oil
Fennel Powder
Dryed LimeBasil Leaves
Grated Parmesan Cheese
*Chop/slice up all your veggies to desired bite sized
*Heat pan and add oil and till hot
*Add your onions and garlic
*Add 1/2cup of stock to your onions/garlic let simmer
*Then add your fennel and basil to taste and simmer a lil longer
*When your onions have cooked down add your veggies
*Cook to your veggies to desired texture
*Add 1/2 a cup of cream and let simmer
*Preheat oven to melt cheese on the bake
*Take your cooked Tortilini and pour into a cassarole dish
*Take your veggies and pour over the pasta evenly as best you can!
*sprinkle your cheese over top and place the dish in the oven to melt the cheese!


Crystal said...

That bread looks awesome! Visiting from SITS.

KiraAJ said...

Thanks for stopping by :) Im told the bread turned out very tasty :) i know it smelt good cooking thats for sure!

Brandy said...

With a meal like that you don't even miss the meat! The tortellini looks DELICIOUS!

And so does the bread!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The whole meal looks great! I would eat a meatless meal at your house.