Friday, September 14, 2012

Pasta Rags with Chicken, Bacon and Leeks

When Chris walked in the door tonight he said whatever I was cooking smelled good outside. Okay I don't like to brag but holy cow this was good.

This meal came together the other day when a friend at work gave me some leeks from her CSA. Thank you Wendy! I love leeks. I usually make Chicken with Leeks and Bacon. I did not have alot of chicken so I decided to add pasta to the meal.

I  cooking up some chopped bacon. I removed the bacon from the pan and wiped it out. Then I sauteed some leeks in olive oil and a knob of butter. I cut the chicken breasts into cubes and dredged the cubes in flour and thyme and added them to the saute pan. After the chicken began to brown I added some white wine and covered the pan until it was cooked through.

Meanwhile I am making the pasta. I use the recipe from Tide and Thyme. The pasta was perfect! I made only 1/2 into "rags" and cut the other half into fettuccine noodles and popped them in the freezer.

I boiled the pasta rags and when they were just al dente I added them to the pan with the leeks and chicken. I added a little butter to give it a nice glaze (did you get that Heidi?).  The bacon was sprinkled on top. A little cheese and crushed red pepper and that was dinner!

The pasta machine was my mother's. When I was putting it away I noticed the price tag! 
 My mom was an excellent shopper.

So what did we have for dinner a year ago?
Grilled Pork Chops

So what did we have for dinner 2 years ago?
Another sign of Fall - Chicken Pot Pie

So what did we have for dinner 3 years ago?

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