Friday, May 21, 2010

Food Friday : Pappardelle Pasta








Yes, I am doing a pasta post back to back. The reality is, pasta is so easy to make that my husband and I eat it a lot. I have to start by saying that he made this dish, so I can't take any credit for it. The best way to describe this pasta is "lemon light" (yes, I made that up). There isn't a ton of pasta that comes in this particular Trader Joe's package, so I am never too full. What I love about this pasta is the the fresh lemon taste. For extra flavor we also add a few squeezes of lemon, garlic powder, pepper and parmesan cheese. And that is it; in 10 minutes you have a complete meal. I also like adding fresh vegetables like spinach (shocker I know) to this dish.




We love red wine, and for our anniversary we enjoyed a bottle by the Hess Collection winery. This wine was a first for us, and we loved it. I had to post a picture of the miniature Guinness glass my husband insists drinking his wine from.




Lastly, we've had fresh watermelon all week. No chocolate bar or cupcake comes close to a sweet slice of watermelon. It is funny because the other name I was considering for this blog was "chocolate watermelon."

27 comments:

  1. Yum! I'm going to have to buy that past the next time I stop by Trader Joes. : )

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  2. I go to Trader Joe's all the time and I must have missed this! I would have remembered seeing this and bought it instantly because it sounds sooo good! I love lemon and pepper and pasta!

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  3. Yum, I love pasta with a passion but then I have the gene (part Italian)!

    You're making me hungry now and I only ate 2 hours ago, lol! x

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  4. YUMMMMMM, all I can say is I WANT PASTA, I WANT WINE and I WANT WATERMELON!! delicious

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  5. No shame in more pasta! Yum.

    Rachael

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  6. Hi Marcie, those colors are so bright, love it! I found you through Friday Pretties. Wishing you a great weekend! xo

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  7. That looks yummy! I also a fan of trade joe's I will make sure to purchase the lemon pasta next time I go there!

    ^_^

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  8. Mmmmmmmmmm.....yammie yammie...............Happy Friday pretties !! hugs Ria.......Happy weekend !

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  9. That pasta is so lovely...Yummm....I love pasta too and I could eat it all the time....Kisses and have a great Friday!

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  10. This pasta looks delicious! Red wine accompanies any pasta dish in my book, so bring on the pasta!

    As for watermelon! I need to get some soon! I can taste it now.

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  11. Yumm! I've never had pappardelle, but it looks delish!

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads

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  12. Oh this looks delish! I'm going to have to pick it up next time. And I just love how your hubby likes to drink his wine out of a Guinness glass :)

    Hope u have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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  13. Yum!! This looks so good!! I also wanted to let you know I gave you an award!! Check out my blog to see! :)

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  14. I've always wanted to try this pasta from Trader Joe's but I didn't know what to do with it. I'm going to buy it now and try your easy recipe! Thanks, Marcie! Also, I'm so jealous that you can wear jeans to work on fridays. Have a great weekend!

    xo
    Valerie

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  15. Hmmmmm, your string beans are calling my name...rosie...ROsie...ROSIE!...OK, I think they are on the menu for tonight...YUM... Happy Friday...Smile on Rosie

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  16. Stopping over from I Love Pretty Things. At first I didn't read the part about the Guiness glass being "mini!" Whew! That'd be a heck of a drink!

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  17. yum yum yum... i practically live on watermelon in the summer....

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  18. Oh my that pasta looks amazing!!! And your blog is so lovely...off to take a peek at your last post..you really are making me hungry. Hugs for a great weekend.

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  19. What a yummy post, Marcie!

    Your site is too cute and thanks so much for stopping by mine and for the lovely comment!

    I hope you a have a Wonderful Weekend ahead!

    Liesl :)

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  20. I love your food posts! They never fail to make me hungry :) Btw, I gave you a blog award! Come check it out on my blog:

    www.myeyeonfashion.blogspot.com

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  21. This. Looks. Amazing. That pasta looks SO delicious and I would probably die if it meant I could eat a juicy piece of watermelon right now.
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  22. I just got a total pregnancy craving for that lemon pasta! Thanks for the idea- I'm practically in the car driving to Trader Joe's already!

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  23. I love that pasta from TJ's!
    your post is so yummy looking, I really got a giggle from the tiny guinness glass!
    xx
    callie

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  24. YUM! Looks sooo good!
    I wish so much that there was a TJ's near me:( I would visit way too much though..he he.

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  25. the pasta looks so delish! You're making me hungry. haha :)

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