With the high price of meat lately I have been trying to find alternatives to the traditional meals that my family is use to. So once or twice a week I’ve been creating meatless meals and so far they have been met with smiles and “oh yums!” Serving up meatless meals is one great way to cut back on your food budget. Simply by adding a little cheese, eggs or rice and beans to your meals you will have a complete protein and you’ll feel confident that your family is getting the nutrition they need.
I must admit that I have been surprised at the openness my family has had since I have quite the picky eaters…hmm maybe they are finally growing up! Yes my husband too! LOL Actually he’s usually pretty supportive, but he does love his meat. I was super happy when I served these delicious easy recipes and everyone said deelish!
Here is one I served up the other day..
Creamy Mushroom and Broccoli Bow Tie Pasta
- 1 Package of dry Bow Tie Pasta (any kind will do)
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 12 oz. of sliced fresh Mushrooms
- 1 1/2 cups Broccoli (more if you like)
- 1/4 cup chopped Onion (optional)
- 1 or 2 minced Garlic Cloves (depending on taste)
- 1/4 cup Chicken Broth
- 1/2 cup and half and half
- 1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese (or you can use grated)
- 1/4 tsp. Thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
Begin cooking Pasta. Chop Mushrooms, Broccoli and Onion (if using).
Heat Olive Oil in a large skillet and stir fry Mushrooms, Broccoli and Onion. Add Garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir Fry until Mushrooms are golden brown.
Add Chicken Broth and Thyme and cook till broth evaporates. This will only take a couple minutes.
Now add Cooked Bow Tie Pasta, Half and Half and Parmesan Cheese. Stir!
That is it! This meal took me about 20 min. to make. I also sprinkled some Bacon Pieces over the top when I was done because I wanted to use them up.
Enjoy with a nice piece of Homemade French Bread!
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