Monday, July 19, 2010

Southwestern Fettucine

1/2 lb (8 oz) uncooked fettuccine noodles
1 cup chunky salsa
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/4 cup water
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 tsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
Shredded mild cheddar cheese for topping

Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.  Spray with cooking spray to make sure they don't stick together once drained.  (or you can throw some olive oil in the water while it's cooking)
While the noodles are cooking, mix salsa, corn, water, Tabasco, chili powder, ground cumin, and black beans in a small saucepan.  Cook over medium heat 8-10 minutes, then turn down to simmer.  Make sure that the corn is tender.
This makes four servings, so divide fettuccine noodles among four bowls.  Then top each with about 3/4 cup of the sauce mixture.  Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese for extra yumminess!

My review:  This was phenomenally good.  I have no words.  :-)  Very yummy.  I think it would be really good to use medium or hot salsa and give it a little more kick.  You could add chicken if you have major meat eaters who can't handle a meal without meat!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I'm still alive!

Fortunately, I am still alive...   Unfortunately, I haven't set foot in my kitchen to make anything not completely microwavable in what feels like weeks.  Summer is insane, and apparently, I'm a glutton for punishment, taking 2 grad classes this semester.  I've been living off bags of salad, microwave pizza, eggs, and takeout -- and LOTS of diet coke.  It's too hot to cook, and I'm in a food rut.  I miss cooking, but have no time!  But don't worry, I'll be back. 

I plan to get back into all of this in about a month -- 2nd week of August to be exact... After that, I will have my summer classes completed, and 2 relaxing weeks of vacation under my belt.  I will be ready to get back in the kitchen and start creating more delicious things.

Please bear with me. :-)  There are over 100 delicious recipes here on dragonfly kitchen that you can enjoy until then.  If you run out of ideas, please go check out my favorite places to find recipes:
Tasty Kitchen
Skinny Taste
How Sweet It Is
Cooking Ventures
Pioneer Woman Cooks!
Picky Palate