Monday + daylight savings throwing off my groove = quick dinner. Tastefully Simple's Lemon Pepper Linguini With Clam Sauce was on the menu tonight, and it was sooooooooo good. And easy. Just what I was looking for. We turned it into a creamy pasta by adding cream cheese, crab, tomatoes, parmesan, & zesty LEMON. -That's a habit we've picked up from the cookbook; we now squeeze lemons & limes on everything! And have you sampled the flavored olive oils at Copper Colander? I highly recommend them. The jalapeno one has a great spicy taste, so we included that into our meal as well. To knock off another Chico recipe this evening, we made the Garlic Butter, & smeared it on crackers for a magnificent accompanyment to the clams. Mmm, now we're cookin'!
And on a side note, nearly a week after surgery, Travis is getting around pretty well now. He was even a chef yesterday, grilling deer steaks for dinner -marinated in Italian dressing- and sizzling up deer sausage omelettes for breakfast -with fresh eggs from Zach's family. (And extra garlic too, Travis made sure to mention, to keep the vampires away, after watching a tribute to my '80's teen heartthrob Corey Haim in the thriller The Lost Boys!)
Two words for our "deer/butter days;" MUY DELICIOSO. Oh how we love, love, love food.......
~Rating of Garlic Butter: 7 stars (out of 10)
~Quote of the day: "Triumph is just 'umph' added to try." -God's Little Instruction Book.
~Music while cooking: Phantom of the Opera.