Friday, March 26, 2010

Parmesan cheese makes me happy


This delicious farfale recipe above is Mindy's. At her suggestion, I made it with half & half, not heavy cream and cut the amount in half. It was still delish. But since I was low on veggies that day and high on calories, the farfale was my side dish and the veggies were the main course. The tomatoes halves have oregano, freshly grated parmesan and garlic salt on them, then roasted for 350, just until the cheese melted.

The lunch plate of food was all about using leftovers: chicken breast and peas mixed with low fat sour cream, dijon mustard and salt & peppa to taste. Parmesan cheese making an appearance here as faux potato chips. Grate 1/4 c cheese, stick it on a baking sheet in a solid shape at 350 for about 8 minutes. Salty, crunchy and delicious. 106 calories. Oh and I made the vinaigrette on the salad, so easy: 1 tsp olive oil, squirt of dijon mustard, bit of white wine vinegar, whisk. About 45 calories. Toss salad in it. Not the 150 calories of the dressing packs at fast food.

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  2. Melissa, I rearranged your pictures for you. Not sure why it didn't show up as it previewed....maybe the blog margins changed it.

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  3. Mmmm, parmesan cheese! Those little crisps are making my mouth water!

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  4. Looks yummy, yummy from the girl who doesn't cook? I think you've been holding out on us in the cooking area.

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