Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Some Carbolicious Side Dishes

Here are two side dishes that I tried in recent weeks, one that was a big hit, one not as much of a big hit, but I think that's because my family isn't huge on zucchini (but never fear, I have another recipe coming up later that did go over well with the big green veggie. I'm nothing if not determined to get those veggies into my kids ;-).

First, Pasta with Zucchini in a Lemon Cream Sauce. I got this recipe from the Planet Green site (I love Emeril Green and have tried several of his recipes with great success. This wasn't one of his recipes, but one that was listed beside one of his). My beef with this recipe was that it needed a thicker sauce. If I do it again, I'd start with a roux, and then thicken it like any white sauce. The kids weren't wild about this one, but then again, this isn't their favorite vegetable ;-).

Second, Roasted Red Potatoes with Bacon and Cheddar Cheese. This was VERY yummy. It's one of those Kraft Food and Family recipes, and was beyond easy to make. I made another red potato recipe this week (I actually made the roasted red potatoes a while ago, and am just now getting to posting about it ) that was just as easy and yummy; I'll be posting that one later too.

I'd give the second recipe four sets of thumbs-up, meaning the whole family voted to have them again ;-). So if you're a fan of the potato, you might want to try that one. If you're more a pasta person, try the first one. :-)

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