Monday, August 4, 2008

Working up an appetite...we deserve pasta!

We've been powerwashing and cleaning the deck for the last two nights. Night one, we were able to turn a gross white adirondack chair into a non-gross white adirondack chair.

Tonight, we went over the deck again, and plan on water-sealing it tomorrow or Wednesday. We also started a little weight loss challenge today. Up until dinner, I had eaten about 1100 calories but also worked out for two hours, burning a total of 780 calories. So the deck work plus the gym time made me feel okay about having some angel hair pasta tonight.

I wanted to feel like we were getting more pasta than we were, so I shredded yellow zucchini and zucchini squash on the cheese grater. It really pumped up the quantity, while getting some good vegetables in the dish! We also had leftover Spicy Turkey Sausage from grilling last night, and so I cut two of those up.

2 grilled Spicy Italian Turkey Sausages
1 yellow squash, shredded
1 zucchini squash (green) shredded
1/2 onion, sliced
1/2 tomato, chopped
olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
crushed red pepper (1/2 T, maybe)
angel hair pasta (for us, 2 cups cooked)

Heat the olive oil, and then cook garlic with crushed red pepper. Don't let it burn!! Add onion, and combine, cooking until onion is soft. Add sliced sausages, to reheat. Add tomato. Right before you drain the angel hair, add the shredded squash. They will cook fast, letting go water. I added a little pasta water too, but I really didn't need to. I also think now is a good time to salt to taste. Add pasta, and toss or twist (I twist with tongs) to get zucchini mingling with the noodles.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Looks delicious! I love the combination of zucchini and sausage!