Roasted Veggie Couscous…

So… It’s been nearly 8 months since I posted a recipe. I’m pretty sure I know this is an UNPRECEDENTED hiatus from Life Should Taste Good, but in my defense… I just didn’t feel like writing.

“The food so nice they named it twice!”
-Dale Denton, Pineapple Express

Post-Oklacoma, post-Nick redeploying, post-moving into my 6th new residence in less than three years, I had kinda lost my cooking mojo. What made me take pen to paper again, you may ask? Tuesday-night-Chardonnay number two. I wish it was more profound than that #imlying #ilovewine.

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Well, If The Pear-Shaped Shirt Fits…

“I lived on rum, I tell you. It’s been meat and drink, and man and wife, to me.”

-Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island

Panko-Crusted, Bacon Mac & Cheese

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_ _ Despite being raised by two fairly sensible adults, as I grow into an “adult” myself, one childish naïveté that I have yet to shed is my absolute love for, and belief in anything and everything infomercial. I’m currently the proud owner of a Jack LaLanne juicer, multiple sets of free weights and 3 separate DVDs that promised to be the easiest way to lose weight EVER! There’s nothing quite like convincing yourself that as soon as “this next” package arrives, your life will change drastically for the better… I’m the ultimate consumer and QVC’s dream clientele… Yet, while P90X and The Firm collections accumulate dust on my bookshelf, my cookbooks are far from unused.

_ _ As mid-summer approaches, rather than strengthening my resolve to make this the season that I look smokin’ in a swimsuit, the hot weather has caused me to make a new resolution: “next year.” In no way is this dish a light summer meal, but it’s so darn good you won’t regret making or eating it.

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Open Sesame… Noodles

“The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister, is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me, and I to them.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

_ _ I made my friend Jackie some of these noodles today and she was so impatient for me to post them that I promised I would, but after a long night at work I just don’t have the gumption to come up with a creative or witty accompanying story. I’ll come back to it… eventually… maybe.

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Possibly The Best Pasta Salad Ever…

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Penne with Sun Dried Tomato Dressing, Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Basil

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Hi, my name is Anna and I’m an addict… for anything and everything sun dried tomato. I truly am a fiend for this pasta salad and you will be too. See you at the meetings!

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A Tip Of The Tipsy Hat To You Sandra Lee…

 

“Well, many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese–toasted, mostly . . . “

Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island

Semi-Homemade Oven Toasted Ravioli

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