Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pasta Caprese & Weekly Menu

This Week's Menu:
Monday: Meatless Monday--Pasta Caprese
Tuesday: Girls' Night--I'm bringing a dessert! (Hubby, you're on your own!)
Wednesday: Pulled Pork in Slow Cooker
Thursday: Tangy Cherry Chicken
Friday: Bistro Style Sirloin Burgers
Saturday: Sushi?
Sunday: Sauce
 
Pasta Caprese:
Ingredients:
1 lb of rigatoni (pasta should have ridges of some sort to help cheese stick!)
1/2 pound mozzarella
1 cup fresh basil leaves torn
5-6 fresh tomatoes on vine, cubed
1 T of capers
1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
Garlic & pepper {Tastefully Simple}
Salt/pepper to taste
Instructions:
Boil water for pasta & follow instructions
Prepare the fresh ingredients
When pasta is done cooking, strain & toss back in the warm pot with tomatoes, mozz cheese, basil, capers, & evoo
Stir & season to taste.
Serve.
It's a great summer meal, but also good for nights where you don't want something too heavy.
It's like "Caprese Salad" but with pasta!
What do you cook on Meatless Mondays?

7 comments:

  1. That pasta looks delicious! I love that you post your weekly menu, gives me some great ideas!

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  2. This looks delicious!! I just wanted to come by and give you a big heart felt thank you for tour lovely comments on my weight loss guest post!!! It means he world to me!!!

    Xoxoo Hanna

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  3. that looks amazing!! i love caprese salad and in a pasta sounds even better. i try and make a meatless meal one night a week, and i will try your pasta dish next week

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  4. Looks amazing!!! :) I got my purse and treats - thank you so so much. Too sweet! :)

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  5. That looks so flippin tasty!! tomatoes and basil just does it for me!
    Yumm :)

    Adorable blog. New follower <3
    Happy Tuesday <3
    Simplycamylla.blogspot.com

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  6. this looks super duper yummy! I will have to try it!

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  7. Mmm this looks delish! What a great meal for a fall day!

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