Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Attack of the Bland Pasta!!
On today's menu: Leftover lemon-pepper chicken and asparagus (sauteed in olive oil, natch) tossed with farfalle, olive oil, rosemary, sage and parmesan; caesar salad for me, lettuce and croutons for Sean (he hates salad dressing, condiments and most dips).
I had a couple of minor snafus:
1) Sean had just an hour to eat and when he walked in, I had JUST put the pasta in the pot and hadn't started the chicken and asparagus. Oops.
2) The pasta was blander than rice cakes.
Seriously. Although I doused the pasta with salt, pepper, rosemary, sage, olive oil AND parmesan, it still needed something.
So this is where I need your help. Sean prefers red sauces and refuses to eat alfredo. REFUSES. I like all sauces (except I'm not in love with mushrooms) and usually, olive oil is enough for me. Is there a magical, light, asparagus-friendly sauce that is not alfredo OR red sauce? Discuss.