De Ma Cuisine



February 2013



Ahh! What’s For Dinner?!

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It’s almost dinner time. I’m eating crackers and cheese because I’m starving. Also because I don’t know what to make for dinner, which means it could be a couple of hours before we eat. Must have sustenance. We’ll probably have something with potatoes. We have a lot.


We usually have pizza on Fridays. It’s a good tradition. But, we’re going out for pizza tomorrow. And while I can totally handle eating pizza two days in a row, I want to be extra excited for tomorrow’s dinner, so we’ll have something else tonight.

But what?!

This kinda happened on Wednesday too. But, it wasn’t a two days in a row problem. It was an “I’m too tired to make what I have on the menu so I’ll make something else”, problem. I’m glad I had that problem. I made a really yummy pasta.

I’ve told you before that pasta is a go-to, quick and easy meal for us. What I was craving this week was a simple, buttery, cheesed noodle, with one vegetable. Easy. Broccoli, butter, parmesan, noodles, done.

Hope tonight is as successful. I’d better put away my crackers and get to work! 🙂

Happy Eating!

Pasta Parmesan

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Pasta Parmesan

Recipe Type: Pasta, Main, Dinner, Stove Top
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
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Serves: 2-4
Quick. Easy. Delicious.
  • 1/2 pkg. rotini rice pasta
  • 2 T butter
  • 1-2 T olive oil
  • 2 heads broccoli, chopped in bite sized pieces
  • salt
  • pepper
  • pinch cayenne
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3/4 to 1 C pasta water
  • 1 t dijon mustard
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 to 1 C parmesan cheese, grated
  1. Cook pasta. Reserve 3/4 to 1 C pasta water, then drain and keep warm.
  2. Heat pan, add butter and oil. Let it brown over medium heat. Add broccoli, salt, pepper, and cayenne, and cook over medium or medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Whisk pasta water with mustard, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Pour over broccoli and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and let stand while you grate the parmesan cheese. Toss the pasta with the cheese.
You could change this up so easily to suit your tastes, and what’s in your pantry. Squash, cauliflower, fennel, carrots, onions, more garlic, less garlic… you get the picture. Use what you have and what you like!


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