Monday, March 19, 2012

Pasta Friday = Leftover Weekend

Pasta with bacon, mushrooms, onion, greens and parmesan cheese.

My new thing is to make a big pasta salad type dish on Friday night for dinner, having lots left over for quick lunch options over the weekend.  The idea is that it'll keep us from coming home from an activity, wondering what we're going to eat, or spending 30 minutes trying to figure out where we'll go out for lunch. 

 On Saturdays we have music class at 11:30 am.  We're not quite hungry before class but after class we're starving since we ate breakfast at 8 am.  The last several weekends, we've gone out for lunch after classes, but sometimes you just want to go home and grab something quick. 

With pasta salad type dishes, you can heat them up super quickly or even eat them cold...pair it up with some chicken, etc.  My go-to pasta salad is rotini with pesto, artichoke hearts, olives, grape tomatoes, chicken and whatever else is in the fridge.  My only tip would be not to make a saucy pasta dish since the pasta will get too mushy over the weekend.  I learned that lesson after making a baked ziti last weekend. 

I'm always experimenting with timesaver tips.  Do you have any to share?

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