I am going to be completely honest and say that I hate making dinner.
That being said, why the in the flying trapeze am I a food blogger…well that’s a different story. I love to cook…
Just not when it’s 5 o’clock, I still haven’t showered, Baby Boo all of the sudden won’t leave my hip, and I have yet to put away all the laundry.
Or for that matter, take said CLEAN laundry out of the toilet that Baby Boo so kindly put ‘away’ for me.
(Just what you want to see right…A picture of my toilet. Gross.)
To top it all off, a lot of times dinner is just me and Boo, and after a long day I am tempted to pour a bowl of peanut butter puffins and call it good.
Baby Boo won’t mind, she loves puffins!
And then I remember that I am trying to be everything and super woman, and sometimes I can do better than a bowl of cereal…no matter how tempting it may sound.
But…There are some guidelines that this so called dinner has to follow:
It must not take longer than 30 minutes.
It won’t require a lot of effort. That means, not too much chopping, whisking, watching, blending, and baking.
Oh, and it has to be delicious, because if it isn’t then I’m going straight for the puffins.
15 minute Lemon Parsley-Spinach Pasta
6-8 ounces pasta
1 bunch parsley
1 c. fresh spinach
2-3 cloves garlic
zest and juice of 1 lemon
3-4 TB. olive oil (or more depending on how ‘oily’ you like your sauce)
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
salt and pepper to taste
1. Cook pasta according to directions.
2. While pasta is cooking, puree the sunflower seeds in a food processor until crumbs appear. Next add in the rest of your ingredients to food processor. Blend a couple of minutes, scraping down the sides when necessary, until you have reached a ‘pesto’ like consistency.
3. Once pasta is done, drain, and pour into bowl. Toss pasta with about a tsp. of olive oil (optional), and then add parsley sauce to pasta. Toss until combined. Can squeeze additional lemon juice on top if desired.
Seriously so easy and so fast.
And I almost didn’t miss the puffins!
Have a great weekend everyone!!