Baked Lemon Pasta

Yesterday, I came across a recipe that I had never seen before. I thought that I knew all of Pioneer Woman's recipes, but I was mistaken. I was trying to find a recipe that I could add a random 1/2 pound of sea scallops left in the freezer. Some sort of pasta seemed like a good option and I thought that Pioneer Woman had a scampi recipe. Well, it turns out that she didn't have a scampi recipe, but she did have a recipe for Baked Lemon Pasta. Lemon...scallops...pasta...sounded like a winner to me! I've gotten pretty fast at making homemade pasta so I made a batch of fettuccine to go with the sauce. Her recipe doesn't use scallops (or any other meat) but I thought it would be a good pairing. I seared the scallops and then quartered them but I didn't add them until I baked the pasta (I had a sneaking suspicion that the big chic would want to take it in her lunch and didn't want her to worry about having a stinky seafood lunch!) Although the recipe sounds a little weird (sour cream?), it was really good...kinda like a lemony fettuccine alfredo. It was so popular with the chics and the hubs that we only had about 1/2 cup leftover! Just enough for big chic's lunch...


Lemon pasta, Watermelon, Cookie, Caesar salad
We are currently overhauling the chics' playroom and went to Ikea this weekend to get some storage ideas. We always leave Ikea not with boxes of furniture, but with bags of food. These cookies are from our last visit. They're called Kakor Chokladflarn. They're like the Swedish version of a Peppridge Farm Brussels cookie. But better...much, MUCH better!
Big chic gets to buy her lunch for the rest of the week. Because I don't want to leave a balance in her lunch account over the summer, I figured out that she needs to buy lunch two times a week for the next three weeks to use up the balance on her lunch account. After looking at the lunch calendar, she chose Thursday and Friday of this week. So I'm off of lunch duty for the week! Everyone enjoy your weekend!

7 comments:

Susan B. said...

that looks soooooo yummy!!

sherimiya said...

Does look great!

Lauren S said...

I just found your blog and went back and read all the old entries. I want to be just like you! I am a teacher who has a 10 month old son and another baby on the way. I hope when they are eating food, I can make it as healthy and fun as you do. Thanks for the inspiration!

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d.a.f.fodil said...

I really like this one! This post led me to the Pioneer Woman's amazing recipe so I really really like this one:))
Oh and those cookies look delicious!

Anonymous said...

So, are you done now? Are you planning to post more? Must not be...I guess I'll remove you from my list.

Michelle said...

I actually will be posting more starting in a few weeks when the chics go back to school. Thanks for asking!

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