Monday, February 23, 2009

Moving Kitchens

Hi internets! I tried to hold on, I really did, but life is getting crazy. Not only am I the general contractor on my own house right now, but we are also in the process of selling our current home. On top of that, I have a part-time job, and have joined a rock band. Haha! Life can be so much fun! At any rate, Follow the Cook is going on pause until I move into my new digs. The kitchen I will soon have to work in is amazingly inspiring, and I cannot wait to post more of my culinary adventures. For now though, it's business as usual. I'll be back real soon....I promise!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chili Pasta with Avocado and Lime

It's day three after the Superbowl, and Sunday's Chili has just about had it. Take those last few ladles, and spin them into an entire meal your family will love. I tried this on a whim yesterday, and will eat the leftovers tonight. It's waste not, want not these days...


2 cups of chili
2 avocados
1 lime ( sliced into wedges)
1 and 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 lb Bow Tie Pasta
cilantro (optional)

Start by cooking your pasta according to the directions on the box. Everything else will come together as your water boils, and your noodles cook. In a large saucepan, reheat your leftover chili. In the mean time, slice your avocado into chunks and season with a little salt and pepper. Once the pasta is ready, drain it and then transfer the noodles over to your saucepan of simmering chili. Mix everything together until the bow ties are coated well. Top with avocado, cheddar cheese, cilantro and a generous squeeze of lime juice. Hallelujah, these are my kind of leftovers.