I'm trying, though probably not as often as I should. But the other night when I knew Jamie wasn't going to be home for dinner, I decided to attempt something new that I had seen on the internet. (Surprisingly, not on Pinterest.) It was pretty much pasta-less pasta. Wait, what? The noodles were made of zucchini! I love zucchini! So I ran to the store and came home with this:
|I was too lazy to cook my own chicken, and these were BOGO freeeeee!|
What I needed to do first was use my vegetable peeler to slice the zucchini and squash into long, wide, flat "noodles". This required a choice between the two vegetable peelers that I own: the frustratingly dull peeler, or the peeler with the sharp blade piece that falls out every two slices. (Note to self: dip into savings and buy a better peeler.)
After noodling up my zucchini and squash, I sautéed them in some olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. After a few minutes I added a chopped tomato, the pre-cooked, packaged chicken and some of that basil stuffs. Sauté, sauté, sauté... and I ended up with this:
|What you see is my dinner as well as which peeler I chose.|
So my dinner had potential! I think I'll make it again, but this time for Jamie to eat as well. If I can't perfect it, he probably can, so it might just make it into our non-existent regular rotation. We should probably cook more often.