Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pasta Surprise!

Have you ever looked inside your fridge, then your cupboards, then back to the fridge, repeating this process several times before concluding that you have no idea how to turn all the ingredients you just saw into something edible? I do this every night. 

Tonight, I managed to make a new family favourite!

I am calling it 'pasta surprise'. Why? Because the ingredients can vary depending on what you have in your cupboard. I found that this combination was particularly tasty and not wanting to forget it, I thought I'd blog it while it's fresh in my mind.

1 medium onion
6 bacon rashers
2 chicken breasts
1 small capsicum
4 Tomatoes
1 can champignons  
1 small bunch brocollini 
1 cup water
tsp garlic
Tbsp chicken stock powder
1 cup cream
1-2 Tbsp corn flour 
Tbsp olive oil
500g Pasta

 In a medium/hot frying pan heat olive oil. Dice onion, chicken and bacon and add to pan with garlic. Once they are cooked set aside. Dice vegetables and champignons, adding to pan with the chicken stock and water. Put pasta on now. Once veggies are cooked add the previously cooked chicken mix and add cream. Put corn flour in a cup with a Tbsp of water, stir until corn flour is dissolved. Add the corn flour to the frying pan mix and stir until the cream has thickened. (Unless you don't want it thickened, then just forget this step). Once pasta is cooked add the pan ingredients and stir through. Dinner's ready!!!!

Okay, so this cooked enough to feed my army of 7 and have a bit more left for my lunch tomorrow. If you don't have that many mouths to feed I suggest halving the ingredients and freezing any left overs for a yummy lunch a couple of week from now! If you try it, let me know what you think! 

Sorry I didn't take a picture..... in the middle of moving...... I have no idea where my camera cable is!