Thursday

~Fettuccine~

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An easy pasta dish for Foodie Friday, hosted by Michael of Designs by Gollum.

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When we are at the lake, I try to keep cooking to a minimum, but still have delicious and pretty meals.

I love vegetables.  J, on the other hand, believes any vegetable, other than a potato and sometimes a tomato, is just a necessary evil.

He likes this dish!

I don’t know if this qualifies as Pasta Primavera or not.  I do know, it is easy to put together and very good.

I served the pasta with a salad and peasant bread.  This was one of those half baked loaves, found in super market bakeries.

White wine is a nice addition to the meal.

Pat’s Pasta

1 package fettuccine…

1 large can crushed tomatoes…

1 or 2 packages Steamers Basil Medley Vegetables.  This has basil butter sauce.

Add basil, oregano and garlic powder to tomatoes, to taste and simmer, while pasta is cooking.

Microwave vegetable mix.

Add about a tablespoon of EVOO to large bowl, add drained fettuccine and toss, then mix in tomatoes.

Serve topped with vegetable medley and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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There is still a little bit of ice on the lake. We’ve had warm temperatures the past couple of days.  The snow is disappearing.

I shot the following photos from our deck, this morning.

It’s beautiful, even in winter.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

56 comments:

Susan S. said...

That sounds delicious and easy....my two favorite things!

And the lake pics ARE pretty.....we've finally warmed up again in South Texas too. Last weekend was below freezing and this weekend....mid 50's. :( I like it cold during the winter and we don't get too much of that.

The Muse said...

Pasta...
pasta...pasta...


I think I would fade into oblivion if I could not eat pasta!

Your images of the water are all too gorgeous! What camera do you use?

Blondie's Journal said...

I can't get enough of veggies. The medley mix is a wonderful way to get all the great flavors into the dish. I've got this memorized, Pat!!

Love your lake pictures!! How different and beautiful these shots are. Wow, are these gray days or what? ;-)

xoxo
Janie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The lake is just beautiful, even with the snow and ice. Love the menu, it sounds so good, and the recipe sounds like one we would also really like. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, what pretty pictures of the lake. Winter makes such interesting patterns on the water. Your pasta looks delicious. Hope you're having a wonderfully relaxing time. laurie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your pasta looks yummy! Great photos - looks cold. Enjoy you trip up there.

lkjatl said...

Sounds Yummy!! I am always looking for quick heathly filling dinners for our family as my daughter's time is spent at the gym playing volleyball and dinner needs to be something that doesn't take hours.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That sounds delicious and healthy! Thank you for sharing the recipe. What beautiful pictures of your lake.

xinex said...

Looks very cold, brrrr! Our ice in the backyard finally melted. Your pasta looks good and looks simple enough to make so I am adding it to my pile. Thanks, Pat!...Christine

salmagundi said...

Enjoyed your winter lake pictures. Last weekend we went up our canyon along the river, and saw the most beautiful ice jams. I love it even in the winter. Take care, Sally

Jeanette said...

That looks so good, the vegetables look wonderful. Your photos are wonderful

S. Etole said...

what amazing patterns the ice forms on the water ... and the food looks yummy

Jenna said...

Looks delicious! Love the scenery pictures!
Love your BLOG!

Thanks for sharing!

Linda Q said...

Beautiful winter photos Pat, as always I enjoy seeing them!
Linda

Annesphamily said...

Yummy! looks delicious and the photo is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

Well, that sounds like something I can do!! It looks so pretty and sounds delicious.

food with style said...

oh my, i don't know what i love more, food or your fabulous water shots!

ESSA said...

ooh brr! okay now I must go google evoo.

bj said...

Those shots of the water are so awesome, Pat...
The food looks delicious...that loaf of bread nearly "done me in"...We, just yesterday, started on the Phase 1 of South Beach Diet..for 2 solid weeks, no bread, flour, sugar, starches...at the end of 2 weeks, we can add some grains and whole wheat flour into our diet. Splenda and I are already best friends but, o, I am missing my flour !!!!!!

ESSA said...

extra virgin olive oil! well why didn't you say so! ha ha! all these acronyms today!

Dana and Daisy said...

now Pat, I have the perfect opportunity to NOT show how dumb I can be, but I admit, I was logged in with my essa email address when I posted those last two comments. Maybe I need to quit for the night? ha ha!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Yummy! I use the packages of steamed vegetables in so many ways. We like the one with the rice and I add grilled chicken or salmon.

I love the pictures of the lake with the ice. They are just fantastic. Have a great time.

Charla

Brenda Eason said...

So J is a true meat and potato guy...the meal looks amazing,but oh my gosh I could eat that loaf of bread with some butter. I am so bad!
The photos are great and the veiw amazing. Hope you all have a blessed time together.
Hugs, Brenda

The Muse said...

Thank you Pat for the camera information! :) So nice of you to stop by and visit me.

One of those cameras may very well be on my santa wish list, to be sure!!

vignette design said...

Thanks for the recipe--I can't wait to try it. Love the vegetables! Your pictures of the lake are gorgeous too. --Delores

SnoWhite said...

that looks delightful.

Jeanne said...

Hello dear Pat, I have been trying hard to catch up with my friends. Your pasta dish looks delicious. Love that pasta. It sounds easy too. Bill feels the same about veggies.

Did you get to the antique shop? I really loved that store. I never get tired of shopping for antiques even though I do not buy much these days.

Thank you for the compliments on my quilt. I have enjoyed each days contribution by arranging the squares to match the picture. There is soooo much to do after this part is finished. Sewing will be tedious and then the birds. I hope I can do this justice. I'm happy to be working on it each day.

Cheri' had her first grooming
today. Photos tomorrow. smile.

Loved your blue and white tablescape. Just too beautiful.

Hugs, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Me again, I forgot to mention how beautiful the lake is right now. Awesome photos Pat. Is your camera working well since it has been in for repairs?

Bye again, Jeanne

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ohh...my stomach is growling...and here I sit tucked in bed.

Beautiful pics too Pat!

Michael Lee West said...

Your photographs are a joy, but I really wish I could come for dinner, too. The pasta looks scrumptious.

Nancy Jane said...

Ahhhhh...my favorite pasta! Alas, my husband favors rigatoni. On pasta nights, I've been known to make 2 different types. This looks like a really wonderful meal for a chilly night. Nancy

♥ Kathy said...

The food looks delicious and the ice is absolutely gorgeous!!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

A lovely warm bowl on an icy day! Perfect!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

The lake looks so serene and quiet. Lovely. The paste dish is perfect for a cold winter dinner. I am now on your follower list.

thestonerabbit said...

Good Morning, Pat! YUM! That dish looks awesome! Both my husb. and I would enjoy that. It took me awhile to figure out the EVOO reference! I love RR, too.

Your lake shots are gorgeous! We, too, had lots of melting going on yesterday. This morning, it's very foggy and SLICK on the roads.

Have a great weekend. L, Dana

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I'm with you, I love vegetables, never met one I didn't like. This is a great recipe for a quick and easy, yet satisfying dish.

Don't you just love all those veggie blends they have available?

Mary said...

Pat, your photographs are wonderful and your primavera sounds delicious. I love the way the lake looks at this time of year. Enjoy!

Anita said...

Sounds quick, easy and tasty. The pictures of the ice on the lake gave me an immediate chill....visual stimulus. Now I'm going to have to find a quilt.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Pat....Looks delicious and so simple to make! The older I get the simpler to make the better, I say!~Patti

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a GREAT!!! meal for a cold winters day.
Geri

Anita said...

What a delicious meal to keep you warm on a cold winter day!

Kathleen said...

Yum, I would even eat my vegetables in this one. I lean towards J's opinion..but I love salad..peas and green beans...nooo..
Great shots, Pat..
Hope it is warming up there for you!
I am waiting for the driveway to melt..killer trying to carrying in groceries, and treasures! :0

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Thanks, he is perfect and makes me smile! xoxoxox

Sheila said...

As I'm reading this, my tummy is growling! It looks delicious. You make cooking sound so effortless. I'm finding the older I get, the less I want to cook, much to my hubby's dismay!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

This looks delicious! The basil butter sauce sounds good - perfect for the vegetables and pasta. Yum!

The Decorated House said...

Hello Pat~
Oh the lake pictures are so pretty and soooo cold looking!

Have a great weekend!
Donna

red ticking said...

i have just discovered your blog..(dont know what took me so long!) and i wanted you to know that i am really enjoying it... have a lovely weekend... x pam

oh and the pasta dish... yummie... i know what i am having for dinner tonight!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Looks so yummy - makes me want to pull up a chair to the table and share in the meal. Love the pics of your icy lake. We've got cars driving on ours moving their fish houses around - still freaks me out when I see it, LOL.

Hugs - Karen

Melissa Miller said...

How gorgeous is the lake Pat. ~WOW!

The recipe sounds really deish and packed full of veggies. We will try it soon. Yum! :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

That looks so pretty. I sure miss the Midwest but not so much the cold weather but the scenery.

I hope you will come by. I haven't seen ou for a while and lot of changes are coming soon and give-a-way.

Cheri

Pamela said...

I'm fortunate to live with a guy who loves vegetables as much as I do.

That looks like a tasty dinner!

Kat said...

Yum! Easy, quick and pretty too. Thanks for the recipe.

Your photos of the lake are gorgeous.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs!
Kat

Pat said...

Oh, this looks delish! Thank you for sharing.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Ummmm!

chanteusevca said...

That's a delectable way to get in your vegetables...with fettucine.

New Every Morning said...

Your photos are gorgeous!