Thursday, September 2, 2010

BEST DINNER EVER!

So tonight my husband isn't feeling well, a tummy bug is being passed around the house from daycare, but Molly is finally back to 100% and she showed it tonight at dinner. The child ate a HUGE dinner, and she sat there for the whole time. She never does this, usually she sits for about half of the time that Brian and I actually eat. This time she sat there the whole time. AMAZING! She had several helpings of the bread, TWO helpings of salad, and all of her pasta. This was sooooo tasty if you are looking for a really great meal you have found it, try this and I guarantee you will love it.  And I finally got to use my fancy pancy salad dressing mixer! (see add to the right to check it out!)

Shout out to Relish, for the recipe on the salad and pasta.

And if anyone tries this at home I have to hear back on if you liked it!

Orecchiette with Prosciutto and Breadcrumbs
10 oz orecchiette pasta (I couldn't find any at my local store and didn't want to go to a specialty store so I just used the bigger shells)
1/2 cup of olive oil, divided in half
8 slices of prosciutto
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1. Cook pasta according to directions, (salted boiling water) Saute prosciutto till crispy in half of the olive oil.
2. Remove the bacon, then add the remainder of the oil and the bread crumbs, garlic, and parsley. Stir constantly so they don't burn, and get them a golden brown (you will smell the most wonderful buttery garlic toasty goodness at this step)
3. Drain the pasta (reserve a little water to help the shells not stick together) put the pasta in your saute pan that you have been using. Add a little water (maybe 1/4 cup) and the Parmesan cheese. Let the water be sucked in by the pasta (this is another reason why it is so important to salt the pasta water) I didn't have to add any salt to the recipe because the bacon and Parmesan and the salt in the pasta water was more than enough. Toss back in the bacon then transfer to dinner plates and top with the crumbs.

The salad and the amazing dressing I have talked about before, go here for the recipe.

You know you have been blogging awhile and constantly taking photos of your food when your 2 year old daughter insists on you taking a picture of her plate before she starts eating. So here you go Moll's here is your picture too!
She got started on her bread before I got to her pic! The bread recipe is one from my mom, and it takes me back only instead of using a french bread loaf I used a baguette. It has a little butter, garlic powder, Parmesan Reggiano, and dill on top and then broiled until cooked through.


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18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, does that look yummy! I will be going to Arizona for the weekend and that will be the first thing I make when I get home.

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  2. It sounds like the best dinner ever! I love to cook and your recipe looks divine!

    Stopping by from Boost My Blog Friday!
    I'd love if we'd follow one another..I always return the favour.

    Happy Friday!
    B

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  3. I hope your husband is feeling better! Happy Friday! :) Followed you over from FFF!


    mymommyquacks.blogspot.com

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  4. Stopping by to say thanks for the follow and to return the same.
    Nice to meet you and have a great day!

    B

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  5. Your site is simply super awesome!
    So eye candy!

    B :))

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  6. Yummy! I like the addition of the bread crumbs. I will put this in my favorites as a future dinner possibility! Thanks! =)

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    Hope you'll come visit me at http://shesmommafied.com!

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  8. I'm your newest follow friday friend!!! Your recipe looks great! Feel free to link it up in my recipe tab!!!

    I hope you and your husband have a good weekend.

    Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life
    http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2010/09/follow-friday-link-up-and-blog-hops.html

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  9. New Follower from Friendly Follow. That dish looks delicious. Just swinging by to invite you to our Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop. Link up your blog and another that you'd like to Spotlight. Have a great weekend!

    Kel
    www.betweenthelines-kel.com

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    http://www.mammatown.blogspot.com

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  11. That recipe has some serious yum factor going on! I love it! Thanks for linking up today, hope you come back next week. :)

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    God Bless,
    Shelley

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  14. I think the sstomach bug is everywhere....UGH

    Loved reading your blog...Have a great holiday weekend.
    I have a GREAT HOLIDAY ORNAMENT GIVEAWAY on my blog...drawing on Mon.

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  15. I am your new follower. You can visit me at http://showmemama.blogspot.com. Make sure you leave a comment, so I know you visited :)Have a great labor day weekend!

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  16. Pasta is always a winner at our home. Great choice.

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  17. Holy cow that looks delish! I'm always looking for great new recipes! I don't have any kids but my hubby is a pretty picky eater, so hopefully some of yours will pass with him. :) I'm a new follower! Hope you'll take a minute to check out my brand new blog. :)

    http://kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

    Happy Sunday!
    Amie

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