Tuesday, October 6, 2015
“Straw and Hay” A Recipe To Celebrate "National Noodle Day"
Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Did you know that today is “National Noodle Day?”So with that being said, it is time to celebrate with a mouthwatering recipe which I know you will love...Enjoy!
Here are five facts about Noodle: Australians consume more than 18 million kilograms of noodles every year, that’s almost one kilogram per person! In Japan, it is considered good form to loudly slurp your noodles as a way of telling your host that you are enjoying the meal. Noodles symbolize longevity in China. Noodles have been created from flour and water since 1000BC and today they are more popular than ever. Lastly noodles are low in fat and have a very low sodium content.
We’re just crazy for the “oodles of noodles” to be slurped down all across the world. Whether you like to twist long ribbons around your fork, slip strips into soup, dish out bow-ties and spirals, or layer sheets with all kinds of savory delights, today is all about “canoodling with noodles.” Noodles have been a comforting meal for a long time.
“Straw and Hay”
1 cup milk
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Salt & pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
8 oz uncooked fettuccine
8 oz spinach uncooked fettuccine
2 cups frozen Broccoli Florets
1/2 cup prosciutto or cooked ham cut into thin strips
1 (2.25-oz.) can sliced black olives, drained
1/2 cup sliced roasted red peppers (from a jar)
1 garlic clove, minced
In a blender, combine the milk, cottage cheese, and cornstarch; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan; add the salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese until melted. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. (Spinach fettuccine may cook in less time; add to plain fettuccine according to times on package.) Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook ham and garlic for 2 minutes. Add broccoli florets; cook until heated through. Then add the roasted pepper and the olives. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese sauce. Drain fettuccine. Add to sauce; toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
"Straw and Hay" is an Italian recipe that uses equal amounts of plain and spinach fettuccine. The noodles are tossed in a rich sauce with Parmesan cheese. This simple version recreates these flavors with a convenient easy recipe. Rosé wine and Focaccia go well with this quick fettuccine. Pass a bowl of red and green grapes at the end of dinner.
(Please Drink Responsibly)
Till Next Time………………………….
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Posted by Dottie at 12:22 AM