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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

and
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
Garlic
S&P
Olive Oil
Butter
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~
Mushrooms
Butternut Squash
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Yellow Squash
Zucchini
Onion
Garlic
Cream (heavy whipping cream)
Stock(chicken/veggie whatever u have)
S&P
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!
~SERVE AND ENJOY~