Remember my pumpkin chili? Well I took the leftovers and made it into a baked pasta dish. I love chili and all but having the same thing meal after meal can get boring and monotonous. This is before I learned about freezing chili. I’ll have to try that the next time I make a big pot. You can make this with any chili recipe, even canned ones.
Today is National Pasta Day! And as such, I have prepared this lovely and tasty dish. You may think pancetta and roasted red peppers are not flavorful enough, but with anchovy paste and white wine… it packs a ton of flavors!
I love weeks where there is a holiday. It makes the week go by either fast or extremely slow. This week is going by quickly! When I used to have a 9-5 job, those weeks are the toughest, as they dragged on and it took the weekends forever to arrive. Now that I’m a homemaker/food blogger, every day goes by fast!
I generally don’t care for cream in my pasta dish, mainly because it’s too rich and heavy. However, I had some cream I needed to use up so I decided to add it to my pasta. It was divine! You can’t even tell there’s cream in it. For a pasta dish with cream, it was rather light. So if you’re worried about this dish being too rich and heavy, don’t be!
I was over at my neighbor Angela’s house for dinner a few weeks ago and one of the dinner guests brought over some olive tapenade crostini as a starter. It was so tasty that I went out and got a jar for myself. I know I could have made it at home but I was lazy (what else is new?). So instead of making a crostini out of it, I threw it into my dinner. This pasta dish really has a ton of flavors. You can easily leave out the shrimp to make it vegetarian friendly. Leftovers are awesome the next day for lunch! If you’re a fan of olives, you’ll love this. Enjoy your week.