Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I'm Baaaaaacccckkkkk!!!

Wow, did not mean to leave you for so long....
Nothing really new going on, spring cleaning, working for the man, studying.
Oh exercising!
Yes, I do that, being the foodie that I am, I know I have to exercise to be able to eat all these incredible dishes I keep finding on pinterest!!
This one is a doosie!!
And because it is pasta, there has to be wine involved, I am a true Italian, wine with food....OK, so I am not Italian, but I should be! I do talk with my hands for some reason???

OK, back to food and wine...
and exercising...
The fitbit force is my new motivation, thanks to my friend Colleen who is a fitness-aholic.. you name it she has tried it, and she looks great for her age, in fact she looks younger then I!! and she is not by a bit much. Would never know it!!! People probably think she is my younger sister!!
FitBit Force Both
She got me and my sister hooked on the fitbit force, it monitors everything you do during the day, steps walked, food ate, calories burned, even your sleep pattern!!! Our goals are 10,000 steps a day, it tracks those for you and buzzes on your wrist when you have accomplished it.
We are all hooked up with each other so it is usually Colleen in first place, Christy-my sister- in second, and then me...but this thing really motivates you and you want to hit that 10,000!!
And you want to try to beat your sister and your friend!!

Run out and get one today, at 120.00 it is a real bargain to keeping in shape. Walking 10,000 steps a day is four miles a day and is usually the calories you take in each day if you are careful, that way you can maintain your weight or you can lose weight. You choose!

Now on to the awesome recipe I found on ...yep....Pinterest!!!

Lemon asparagus pasta.
Thanks go out to www.crunchycreamysweet.com

I added my to die for "grilled, roasted chicken" and it was fabulous!!! I also upped the pasta to 2 cups, added lemon juice with the zest, crushed red pepper and fresh grated parmesan. I am in love.

Ingredients
  1. 6oz. bow tie pasta, uncooked
  2. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  3. 10 to 15 asparagus spears, washed, trimmed, cut into 2" pieces
  4. 1 garlic clove, minced
  5. zest from half Meyer or regular lemon
  6. 2 c 2% milk
  7. 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  8. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package. Drain and keep warm.
  2. In a large skillet, heat up oil over a medium heat.
  3. Add asparagus and saute until soft, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and stir it in. Cook for 30 seconds.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together milk and cornstarch.
  6. Add the milk mixture to the sauteed asparagus, gradually, 1/4 of a cup at a time, stirring constantly. Let the sauce thicken before adding more milk. Repeat until you use all the milk.
  7. Add lemon zest and cook for 30 seconds.
  8. Add pasta and toss to coat it with the sauce.
  9. Serve warm.

Here are the shots from my cooking:
Chicken breasts, cook in olive oil, butter and salt and pepper and lemon pepper, brown in skillet, then transfer to oven for 20 minutes, let rest, then slice up! Perfect!!!

I love this stuff, it's just like candy!! (10 points if you can name that show!!)

The pasta getting all creamy wit it! hahaha!

Toss in the bowl wit the chick and waa-laa!

Throw on some fresh grated parmesan, add a little pinot grigio, dinner is served!!
Oh, yes, I add ice to my wine...shoot me. I have to have ice cold drinks!!
 
See you next time on onecreativecat.com where wine and fun and food come together!


6 comments:

Tanya @ Bead and Needle said...

Looks like a nice recipe...all except for the asparagus, Chica.

My Garden Diaries said...

Ok this dish is being made pronto!! How amazing does this look and sound! And I so want one of those bands! That is just way too brilliant!!! Happy week to you lady!!! Nicole xo

Tammy Lawrence-Cymbalisty said...

Why is it I'm always hungry when I visit your blog? I talk with my hands too and share your love for food, fitness and wine... seems one of these things doesn't belong though! LOL

Tanya @ Bead and Needle said...

I really am going to try this dish, Chica! Thanks for the recipe.

Colleen Mcgraw said...

mmm mmmm good!! looks great.
So glad the 3 of us are Fitbit Buddies, it sure keeps us on our toes and I know you gotta be loving walking all over the world now that you have your IFit connected. It has to be one of the best things I have purchased yet for myself ….next I will get you going to my personal trainer doing Tabata…Killer workout missy

Colleen said...

Well, I'm not in to what you girls are doing but keep up the good work!!

Love the recipe but may use pork instead of chicken-you know how much I love chicken!!!!!