Last week, everyday was special. I had company on Monday and Tuesday and hubby was home Wednesday through Friday. There was no single lunch for me.
It is a new week and a busy one but so far, I am here for lunch. Yesterday, I indulged again but since I am steadily losing weight, bit by bit, I am happy for the indulgences. The trade-off is chocolate for a more adventurous for lunch.
Monday's lunch, looking back could have been made completely with zucchini noodles, skipping the brown rice pasta and it would have been a better dish but I was so, in the mood, for pasta. The sauce killed it anyway. Be prepared for some really healthy lunches and some over the top ones.
One of my favorite dishes is an Alfredo which is why when I came across this recipe at allrecipes.com, I knew I was going to make it. I like the idea that I was, at least, getting some zucchini into it. I bet it would be good with broccoli or spinach.
Zucchini Alfredo adapted from All Recipes. com
1 (12 ounce) package uncookedgluten-free spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large zucchini, made into curls or ribbons
1/2 cup milk
4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese
Cook gluten-free spaghetti according to directions on package.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Addzucchini, and cook 10 minutes, until some of the moisture has evaporated. Put aside.
Pour the milk into the skillet, and stir in cream cheese until melted.
Add in Cheddar and cook for another minute or two until cheese is melted.
Add pasta and zucchini and mix until coated.
Mix in basil. Season with salt and pepper. (I just realized, I forgot the basil and I have a beautiful fresh crop, outside, Shame on me.)
Serve over the cooked pasta.
Creamy and delicious.
What did we find in last week's Recipe Box? Lots of good eating. Let's take a look.
There was a tie for the recipes with the most clicks.
Anita (Aunt Nubby's Kitchen) and this beautiful White Chocolate Chip Cake.
and Judee from Gluten-Free A-Z and her Fabulous Finds
Some more amazing dishes:
Patriotic Cones from Annie's Home
Tomato Basil Pizza on the Grill from On the Home Front - I am hungry now.
Some photos of delightful desserts:
9. Mini Cinnamon Rolls7. Skinny Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches
I hope, I included all the desserts. If I missed any, please let me know. There was such a wonderful variety. Just picture these on a Viennese table. How much fun would that be!
What’s Cooking Wednesday @ The Kings Court IV; Lil’ Luna Link Party @ Lil’ Luna Recipe Box Linky @ Bizzy Bakes; Whatcha Whipped Up @ DJ’s Sugar Shack; Real Food Wednesday Beyond the Peel Gluten Free Wednesday Cast Party Wednesdays Works For Me Wednesday; All the Small Stuff Pennywise Platter Thursday Frugal food thursdays Tastetastic Thursday Full Plate Thursday
I look forward to what you will put in the Recipe Box, this week. Please do join in the fun.