Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lemon Pasta





We have made one giant leap for mankind.


Bye bye crib, hello big girl bed…along with that, a big ole dose of big girl attitude.


I spent most of the weekend wondering how a child so sweet, so lovely could turn into such a free range monster at the drop of a hat.


I mean, I am the total epitome of patience….How ever did she get her short fuse??? Also I beg you not to ask my husband how he thinks our daughter became this way…


Shall we move on to pasta…yes we shall.


This is delightfully borrowed from that Lil ole website THE PIONEER WOMAN





INGREDIENTS

• 1 pound Thin Spaghetti
• 4 Tablespoons Salted Butter
• 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
• 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
• 1 whole Lemon, Juiced And Zested
• 2 cups Sour Cream
• ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt, Or More To Taste
• Plenty Of Grated Parmesan Cheese
• Flat-leaf Parsley, Chopped
• Extra Lemon Juice







DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook spaghetti until done.

In a skillet, melt butter with olive oil over LOW HEAT. When butter is melted, add minced garlic. Squeeze lemon juice into the pan. Turn off heat.







Add sour cream and stir mixture together. Add lemon zest and salt. Taste, then add more salt if necessary. Pour mixture over drained spaghetti and stir together, then pour spaghetti into an oven safe dish.

Bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Then remove foil and bake for an additional 7 to 10 minutes.







When you remove it from the oven, squeeze a little more lemon juice over the top. Top generously with Parmesan cheese, then chopped parsley. Give it a final squeeze of lemon juice at the end.

I would love to chat more but there has been an odd silence from the living room and I am pretty sure there is something being destroyed that I should be aware of…so for now CHOW!



38 comments:

New York City Girl Expat Abroad said...

Love the dish.. but I just realized my name in Japanese can be read as Indigo too... love the name btw..

don't you love one pot dishes.. esp in the oven, they get a nice crisp layer on top.

Design Wine and Dine said...

I mean - it simply does not get better than this! It's a beautiful meal with fresh, vibrant flavors! One of my favorites and I love your addition of sour cream!

Good luck w/the bed thing! :)

Beth said...

Love your pasta -- love your quote. It doesn't get any easier when they're teenagers.

BakingWithoutaBox said...

Yay for big girl bed!!! Lovely pasta. Nice combination of flavors.

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

this looks delicious! I can't wait to try it, we are getting a little sick of the red sauce over here!

Sarah said...

Looks wonderful! Yes, silence and toddlers don't seem to mix!

Karen said...

Oh yum! Lemon pasta sounds so tasty. Good luck on the attitude. My 8 year old is a drama queen!

Faith said...

Big Girl Bed!!!! My bestie just switched her little man over and the first few weeks were rough, but it got better QUICK!

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

Awww, congrats on Indigo's big girl bed! She must be tickled. This dinner is lovely and hearty and looks absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for sharing, Jen. I hope you've had a nice weekend with your family.

Bridgett said...

I love the simplicity of a good Lemon Pasta. Good luck with the little one and her new bed!

Ami said...

oh wow, big girl bed... that's a HUGE deal!!! I HAVE HAVE HAVE to try this pasta!!! I loove lemons!

Sue said...

I'm ready to dig in, especially after being surrounded by so many sweets! :) Woo Hoo on the big girl bed!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A big change in a parent's life!

That pasta casserole looks so yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Holly said...

The pasta looks and sounds divine!! Love the lemon part:) I agree with Sue perfect after all the sweets!!
I have 2 toddlers and an infant so I kinda know what you are talking about when it comes to silence in the house-so many things have been destroyed;) Stinkers!!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Good luck with the little one!

Clements Family said...

Yea for a big girl bed!
I tried this recipe from Pioneer Woman...loved it!

Jenn said...

A simple and delicious pasta dish? I'm sold!
Congrats on the big girl bed, but sorry it came with the big girl 'tude! I'm sure she got that from your husband :)

Val said...

Lemon pasta makes me happy, real happy = )))

aipi said...

The word fresh comes to mind as I see this!

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Diana's Cocina said...

What a refreshing pasta dish. Congrats on the big girl bed. The Pioneer Woman rocks and, so do you!

Roxan said...

Aw, congrats to your little one for moving up to the big girl bed! She does sound like quite the little diva in the making ;) I am sure she will calm down soon. This creamy lemon pasta looks delicious!

Vittoria said...

This looks fantastic!

~Lisa~ said...

Toddlers can be nice and the naughty within minutes. So I feel ya. But on another note, that lemony pasta looks fantabulous!

Deborah said...

I'm dreading the day when my daughter moves to the big girl bed!! But this pasta looks divine. You can never go wrong with the Pioneer Woman!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I love lemon and I love pasta so I am definitely going to give this recipe a try.

xo

teresa said...

i just love your quotes, everytime i read them i think, "that's SO true!" good luck with that big girl bed, i remember those days all too well!

this looks incredible, such a bright flavor with that lemon. and look at those pretty flowers outside your window, how fun!

Brownieville Girl said...

Love the quote and love the pasta!!

baking.serendipity said...

I love your quote as well and this pasta dish! I sometimes get into a rut of making the same pasta all the time and this would be a fantastic way to spice things up. Bookmarking for sure :) Good luck with the big girl bed!

Julie said...

Oh the attitude, I wish I could say it gets better. Would love to have a dish of this pasta right now. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas :)

Pam said...

Just wait... the attitude grows with your child.

The pasta looks fantastic... I love the lemon, butter, and garlic combination.

Alessandra said...

Love lemon sauce on pasta!

And congratulations to the little big girl! :-)

ciao
Alessandra

Martha (MM) said...

Sounds yummy! It's especially refreshing since everyone has been posting almost all desserts lately.

Big girl bed? No! Not yet! Once they move to big girl/boy beds it's seems like they are graduating from high school next. Enjoy it all, time goes way too fast!

Kristin said...

Congrats on moving up to the big girl bed! I cried and took pics of my son sleeping the first night in his! LOL

LOVE lemon pasta, and will def have to try this dish!!!

shaz said...

Go big girl Indigo! Love the pasta.

Foodiva said...

Big girl bed, and next thing you know, it's on to big girl car! Hang on to their preciousness while they last, tantrums and all.
Never had lemon pasta but this looks yah-meeee, will bookmark this recipe!

Lori said...

Yes silence from my four year old is always alarming.

BTW this looks amazing. I love lemony things, sweet or savory!

Foodessa said...

Making lemon based spaghetti is one of my favourite go-to dishes. What's different in your dish is the interesting addition of sour cream...hmm...just may give it a try next time ;o)

Happy Holidays going forward Jennifer ;o)

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Monet said...

Big girl bed...and all sorts of new challenges and fun! It must be amazing to see your little girl grow...I can't wait to have kids of my own. This pasta is certainly helping her develop great taste. It looks and sounds so fresh and delicious. Thank you for sharing another great meal. Happy Holidays!