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The Boy Makes Dinner! (pesto pasta and roasted cauliflower, chickpeas & olives)

February 26, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dinner: 02.22.10

We have reached a milestone where J is comfortable making dinner for the two of us on his own. Thursdays are a long school day for me and I don’t get home until close to dinner time…at which point I am starving and in no mood to cook. We had pesto in the freezer from when we made pizzas, chicken andouille sausage,  shitake mushrooms, and a medley of whole wheat pastas. Easy, delicious pasta!

Pesto pasta w/chicken andouille and shitake mushrooms

Pesto pasta w/chicken andouille and shitake mushrooms

We also found a recipe for roasted cauliflower, chickpeas and olives in Cooking Light that was a nice variation to our usual roasted cauliflower. It was delicious, easy and we are definitely making it again. I could easily eat a big bowl of this alone for dinner…could also throw in some pesto for additional flavoring (if we weren’t already eating pesto pasta).

Roasted cauliflower w/chickpeas & olives

All in all, a quick weeknight dinner that’s easy enough for the frightened, novice cook. Who doesn’t love coming home to a hot meal?

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