Saturday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Sunday: Chicken with Couscous
Tuesday: Chicken pesto cavatappi
Wednesday: Night out
Tuesday's Pesto Cavatappi (copycat from Noodles & Co.)
I've made this before and it's great!
- 1/2 box Cavatappi Noodles
- 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
- 1/3 cup white wine (Noodles uses Franzia House Wine, I use just a Clos du Bois Pinot Grigio, or w/e is on hand)
- 1/4 cup cream (half&half, heavy whipping cream, sour cream, or plain greek yogurt)
- 7 oz Pesto
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta as directed.
While pasta is cooking, saute the tomatoes in about 1Tbps EVOO. Add wine to tomatoes and reduce for 2 minutes when the noodles are almost done.
Add pesto to the reduction and stir well.
Drain pasta and and pesto sauce, stir very well and allow to sit a minute to soak up the pesto sauce.
Plate and top with cheese, serves well with grilled or parmesan crusted chicken.
(Original recipe also has mushrooms, but I always skip those)