So far, Giada and Everyday Italian are 3 for 3 on the simple recipes.
Just mix olive oil with parmesan and lemon juice, add some salt and pepper. When the pasta is done, just toss with some basil and lemon zest. Done. Like I said, so simple.
I swear if you look hard enough you can see the lemon zest.
Now, as much as I hate to be cliche, I can’t just give this to my husband all by itself. He has definitely branched out over the years, but he still likes his meat and potatoes. In this case, I added a rotisserie chicken. I know that they have become a staple in American households, and my husband certainly enjoys the leftovers on sandwiches, but I am not sold.
As I was leaving the Publix today I realized that I had forgotten the chicken, so I stopped at the Kroger. I could smell those babies as soon as I walked in the door, but I still wandered around and had to backtrack before I found them. As the story goes, I got home, unloaded the groceries, made the dog’s dinner, started my simple lemon sauce, all the while smelling that chicken. Of course this was the day that Jake got lost on his run and we at dinner at 8:30. The point of my half-hearted rambling: the chicken was good, but a little bit of a letdown. Mostly because I couldn’t find the breast. I guess that’s what starvation will do to you. I later figured out that it was actually upside down in its bag.
My advice: add peas and skip the chicken.
Eat Well and Savor.