Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday's Menu

Each week, I will feature a recipe on Monday that Dave and I cooked the previous week. If you'd like to contribute a recipe, please leave a comment below or send it to me via email:

Before Ironman Kansas Dave and I visited this kinda yuppy restaurant just off the campus of Kansas. The menu had me a little worried. I'm a carb-loader before a race and I like what I like--spaghetti, lasagna, ravioli, etc. But I picked this off the menu:

It's chicken and linguine with pesto sauce. And it was GOOD!!! Since I raced to a HUGE PR, it's probably lucky too.

This weekend Dave and I decided to make our own chicken and linguine with pesto sauce with our BRAND NEW MINIATURE FOOD PROCESSOR (think The Price is Right for that one)!!!

Dave started out by mixing the ingredients for the pesto.

Then he fixed the chicken while I worked on the whole grain linguine (did you read that Coach?!?).

And here is the finished product that we served with a salad and a tall glass of water.

It was really yummy. Maybe a little heavy on the bread crumbs and cheese, but otherwise very good. I would have liked the pesto to be a little creamier, but maybe taking out some of the bread crumbs and cheese will help with that. Unfortunately, after looking up the calorie content of this, we're a little more disappointed, but now we're looking for more calorie conscious options for this meal. Bon appetite!


Melissa C said...

That looks fabulous! I wish pesto wasn't so high fat/cal too. If you find a recipe that is more low cal/fat, please let me know!

BTW, we have the same mini food processor (and practically the same stove). We love them both!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Nice. The Monday menu feature is very cool! That looks very good!

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Mmmm... you had me at parmesean. Add a few artichokes and a splash of balsamic vinegar? Ciao Bella!

Kiersten said...

Yum! I already ate dinner and that is making me hungry.

Kacie Darden said...

Wow! I was at IM Kansas too, and I ate at an italian place the night before too (no chicken though, cause I don't do critters--but I would almost eat that dish you made!!!). Looks amazing!