I must admit that I am a pasta lover. Yes, in addition to my addiction to chocolate you can add pasta to that list. As a kid, I would often eat plain spaghetti with the Parmesan cheese (you remember the green can, right?) sprinkled over it. Actually, when I was living on my own I often had pasta that same way or with melted butter... yummmmm... total comfort food - at least it is for me. I think I'm one of the odd one's in my family for eating it that way, but that's OK - they love me anyway. I've always got an assortment of different pasta shapes in my pantry.
I have managed to acquire a taste for whole wheat pastas, even though my family has not fully taken to them. So, with only my taste to satisfy one evening, I knew I'd be making something to contribute to Presto Pasta Nights for next week! This week, Ruth at Once Upon a Feast - Every Kitchen Tells its Stories is hosting it, so be sure to check in there next Friday for the round-up. I haven't participated in any blogging events in awhile, and I've been missing out on the fun!
So, what did I make you might be asking? I went to one of my trusty cooking sources, Cooking Light, and found Linguine with Garlicky Bread Crumbs. This is such a simple idea, that really makes the pasta so much more interesting. I loved the addition of the bread crumbs and garlic - who doesn't like garlic? - the texture really complimented the whole wheat spaghetti that I used. The recipe calls for regular linguine, but in trying to be healthier I opted for the whole wheat variety instead.
My Oldest didn't care for it, but the garlic flavor was perhaps a bit much for his taste. That's OK since it left a bit more for me to take for lunch today! I thought it was just as tasty the next day and it didn't need to be heated up either. I don't mind if I make some things that the kids don't care for since it leaves me something for the next day. I just love leftovers!
Now, if you are in the mood for some pasta creations, you may want to check out these ideas:
Good Things Catered made a Spicy Garlic Herbed Pasta that is a simple side dish for any night of the week.
A Cowboy's Wife at My Wooden Spoon shares her mom's recipe for Garlic-Zucchini Pasta with step-by-step photos, too!
Over at Our Sweet Life, an Improvised Penne Primavera using what was in the pantry and refrigerator resulted in a tasty dinner filled with veggies.