Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Spaghetti Zest

I don't normally do Throwback Thursdays, but I thought I'd bring out an old post for your enjoyment this week! This was one of my very first recipe posts!  I've updated the photos a little, but the content remained the same!! Enjoy. :)
 
 
 
So, last Monday started with me waking to a downpour complete with thunder and lightning. This put a damper on my plans to finally make a trip to the grocery store for some much needed groceries. Needless to say, I decided not to venture out into the cold downpour for food. That meant I would be scrounging for dinner. This turned out to be a good thing. I played with a few things and found a new dinner recipe to add to my menu!
 

 
Out of the rainy day, Spaghetti Zest was born! I had some spaghetti in the pantry and was trying to figure out what to do with it without resorting to the traditional sauce. I remembered seeing several pins on Pinterest that called for olive oil and parmesan cheese. I don't have any olive oil at the moment though. So, I started rooting around for something else and found the Zesty Italian dressing in my refrigerator - the fat free variety at that.  It seemed like it could work.
 


 
I took a note from my memory and mixed parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano, and bread crumbs (crushed up croutons in this case) to a small container to be shaken up really well.

 
I cooked my spaghetti, which happened to be whole wheat, making it a healthier choice than the traditional spaghetti. And for once, I didn't cook too much. I cooked the perfect amount for just me!

 
I added the parmesan mixture and dressing to the spaghetti and started to eat my dinner. I was pleasantly surprised! This will be a repeat meal in the future.

2 comments:

  1. This sounds really good! Now I'm hungry, haha.

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  2. This sounds right up my alley! Mmmm.

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