Monday, April 18, 2011


Today is super-grouchy-Monday, I'm not sure why that is but I'm going with it.  On super-grouchy-Monday I didn't want to put any extra effort into supper and had conveniently planned this no prep meal with a small prep side dish!  Realizing that was the only non supergrouchy thing about this Monday ;) 

We are big on walnuts in our house- my daughter even has an afternoon walnut snack  every day when she gets home from school and I often find my 3 year old sneaking into the pantry to get fistfuls.  I find it pretty cute that she thinks that she has to sneak around to get them.  Tonight's meal is brought to you by the Simple Suppers  cookbook, and a roasted red pepper salad.  I think it is finally time to punch out my parenting time card and go to bed.  Tomorrow has to be better than today, right?  (Please say yes!)

Pasta with Broccoli, Edamame, and Walnuts

 1 box of rotini, cooked and drained
1/4 cup olive oil
1 chopped onion
4 cloves minced garlic
3 cups bite-sized pieces of broccoli
1 1/2 cups shelled edamame
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped thyme
red pepper flakes
1 cup chopped walnuts
salt and pepper
feta cheese (the recipe says parmesan but we were out!)

*Warm 2 tbsp olive oil in a skillet on low.  Add onion and cook until translucent.  Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
*Add broccoli and 1 cup of water, cover and cook on high for 2 minutes.
*Add edamame, salt, and herbs and cook for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.
*In a serving bowl, toss together pasta, broccoli mixture, walnuts and cheese.  Serve immediately.


  1. I really hope today was a better day!

  2. It was, but just barely :p There is always tomorrow?!