A good day today!
Lit a candle early for a dear friend whose kids are sick +
all Moms with sick kiddos; it was a big blessed candle
and clearly can be for specific and general prayers :)
I finally made the Turkey cream Pasta from the One Pot Pasta.
So I doubled everything but the peas.
I was worried about the liquid part of this meal, as the instructions said
only 3/4 cm left at end before it sets for 5 minutes.
It took a good while to boil, which I don't know if it was supposed to boil or not,
I had it at a higher temperature than medium as I was short on time and
had doubled the recipe.
In the end, I cooked it longer on stove than 15 minutes. More like closer to 25-30 minutes
I am guessing. I could of stopped earlier.
The cream was all lapped up by the pasta that continued to cook.
Next time less time!
It needs salt and less cooking time as the peas got quick cooked.
For sure I can add more scallion/green onions - a whole bunch would have been fine,
I had used about 4 stalks, which was double the amount called for..
For reheating it, I baked it at 425F in toaster oven,
with more scallions and some grated gouda on top.
I think having a Parmesan cheese may be a really good addition here,
perhaps halve the more creamy cheese.
I think for reheating by baking, adding french fried onions on top
would not be a bad edition.
I was really glad to try this and I think would do some variations,
like adding Parmesan cheese, and perhaps towards the end of the
cooking instead of all together.
Perhaps the scallions towards the end as well.
But it was super cool to see that you can have the pasta cook
in the same pot at the same time.
This cookbook calls for layering the food in a certain order. I am not sure why,
as the food all gets mixed in once the liquid (I can see that for
sure needing to be *last*) is added and heat turned on,
they all is stirred up!
I am pleased with this recipe and look forward to trying more
and changing things up as I understand this way of cooking more!
By doubling it, I made a very large amount
and I think it would freeze OK.
This is fast-free week though so no freezing necessary!
I made this in the morning.
I had an errand to run and then went to the mall,
where I got 2 simple long-sleeved crew neck tops.
A friend is hoping to come over tomorrow,
I am grateful for this day.
And the unbloggable prayer request that I had in mind
yesterday is A-OK too! :)
God bless and help us all!