Monday, February 22, 2016

Our Weekend

I really haven't much to write about - as I am sure you realise, There is just one thing on my mind and I am sure you are tired of my bed bugs, I certainly am. We have spent the whole weekend running stuff through the dryers and plan to do yet more during the rest of this week. Wish us luck for the Friday session with the pest control people. Not sure what and if I will write for the rest of this week. Today we will at least be bowling which will take our minds of things for a while.

Here's a nice easy pasta dish for a weeknight supper which I found in the New York Times.

Creamy Lemon Pasta


  • Yield6 servings





INGREDIENTS

12 ounces wide egg noodles
Zest and juice of 2 lemons; zest cut in very thin strips 1 inch long
1 cup heavy cream
Kosher salt, to taste
Lots of freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add noodles, and stir to separate. Cook for 8 minutes or until tender. Drain, then return to the cooking pot.
Just before noodles are done, in a small saucepan combine the lemon zest, cream, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until cream comes to a boil.
Pour cream mixture over drained noodles, and add the lemon juice. Stir to coat. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until all the liquid is absorbed, about 1 to 2 minutes. Season with additional pepper, if desired.

Have a great day

20 comments:

  1. That pasta does sound lovely. I think we'll be trying it soon - and fingers crossed you've had some improvement on the bedbug front.

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    1. I think so too Helen. We are working like stink this week to try and ensure that this time they will be gone forever.

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  2. Hi Jo - I can imagine your life isn't easy at the moment and is one tracked ... such a nuisance and something you definitely don't need.

    This pasta sounds quite delicious ... cheap, cheerful and delicious with a hint of Spring around the corner ... take care - Hilary

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    1. It sure isn't Hilary. You are right, we don't need it.

      It does sound good, will probably try it this week.

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  3. I am hoping and praying that this bed bug situation is finally eradicated and soon. I would be consumed with it too.

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    1. Not resolved yet, but I think we may be getting on top of it JoJo. Fingers crossed.

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  4. Still battling the bugs? If this next spray doesn't do it, might be time to move.

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    1. Easier said than done Diane. Can't afford to buy new furnishings for a start.

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  5. There was a thing we saw in shark tank that cleaned beds it is like a service. I am not sure where they are located though, but bed bugs is one of the things it kills.

    That pasta looks delicious.

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    1. The company who come in here are cleaning the beds with steam heat Brandon. I bought myself a steamer which I plan to use this week on some of the furniture.

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  6. We make an easy pasta like that, but have never tried egg noodles. I like that. We'll have to try that next time. And I can't even imagine how exhausting that whole bed bug fiasco is... I really do hope it gets sorted out this time around.

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    1. Must say I like egg noodles. But I agree, it is an easy recipe.

      I do hope so too ABTS. Exhausting is a good word for it.

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  7. I love pasta and egg noodles. I wince every time I read about the ongoing bedbug adventure. I would be so stressed out.

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    1. Me too Susan. I am, I can assure you.

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  8. I need a sample of that pasta. I'm curious, but not sure I want to make a big pan and then hate it.

    I'll listen to your bug worries as often as you'd like to share. It's far easier to listen than to deal with the issue!

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    1. I missed this post Liz. I think you would like the pasta dish, it was good. Thanks for being a listener.

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  9. I never had lemon and pasta before. Neat idea though. Sounds refreshing.

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    1. We enjoyed it Ivy, the fennel gave it a nice crunch too.

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