When it rains, it pours! First, it was Badger Girl’s Guest Blog last week, then What to Expect When You’re Expecting’s Mom site, and yesterday I was featured on NPN’s website. I was also asked to teach another legal writing class for international students! Thank you Healthfull Ever After followers! It is pouring! I like keeping busy!
Today was my son’s last day of school. His school ended with a bang on the field! Pizza, a DJ, popsicles, and water fights. As we were leaving, he wanted me to read his yearbook. He asked me questions about some pictures. “Who is this? What does this person do?” Then he asked me what I do.
I answered with, “I am your mom.” He was not satisfied. “I thought you were a teacher for obeying the law?” He continued, “do you cook for them, and why do you take pictures of food.” I explained that I am also a food writer and photographer, and I write for a website. “Is it Google?” he asked. He is 4! How does he know about Google! After realizing he wasn’t going to get a clear answer, since I don’t exactly know how to describe what I do either, he passed out in his car seat (LOVE when that happens).
I enjoyed the peaceful and quiet ride home, dreaming up what I was going to stir up for dinner! And this is what we created! The whole family was happy with this simple yet tasty and healthy pasta dish! Get messy! Have fun! And eat healthy!
Creamy (but not using cream, using yogurt) Pasta with Asparagus Recipe:
10 oz noodle of choice- I used whole grain Barrilla Plus Thin Spaghetti
½ cup favorite marinara sauce- I prefer Rao’s
3 tbsp 2% plain Greek yogurt- I like Fage 2% Greek Yogurt
¼ cup Parmesan cheese- freshly shredded (if you have time)
a pinch of crushed red pepper (more if prefer a spicy sauce)
1 bunch asparagus- roasted (see older post on roasted asparagus or a quick recap: bake 425 degrees for 20 minutes, drizzle on 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper to taste)
1.) Cook pasta according to package directions.
2.) Once pasta is cooked, rinse noodles and pour noodles back into the same pot. It is okay if there is a little water left over.
3.) In the pot with the noodles, put heat on low, add marinara sauce, Greek yogurt, cheese, and crushed red pepper. Stir for about 3 minutes or until hot.
4.) Cut the asparagus into pieces, blend, and add to pasta.