To start my day we had a tenant appreciation breakfast with free Dunkin' Donuts coffee and donuts! I brought my own mug down and filled it to the brim with fresh, hot coffee - something that's become a real treasure with our new pre-bagged refrigerated nasty liquid stuff. I resisted the donuts, since my favorite kind wasn't provided - vanilla sprinkle!
But this afternoon I had fun stopping into Ben & Jerry's for Free Cone Day! My 10 minute wait in line was so worth it when I bit into a Peanut Butter Cookie Dough ice cream in a Waffle Cone - killer good! I made a quick stop at the grocery and then headed over to Dunkin' Donuts for their 50 cent Iced Coffee Day where I got a Nonfat Hazelnut Iced Coffee.
Dinner was so good that I noticed myself happily shaking my foot while eating this :-) I would describe this as a cross between a creamy goulash and beef stroganoff. I served the pasta with another side salad of green and red leaf lettuce topped with goat cheese and dried cranberries.
I got these roses marked down for $2 today, gotta love that!
- 6 ounces whole wheat rotini pasta
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 pound ground bison or lean white turkey
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/2 cup chicken stock or pasta water
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2-3 green onions, chopped
Bring a pot of water to boil for pasta. When it comes to a boil, add pasta and salt to season the cooking water. Cook pasta 10 minutes to al dente.
While water comes to a boil and pasta cooks, heat a deep skillet over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil then ground meat. Break up meat and crumble, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, onions, red bell peppers and seasonings to the turkey.
Cook 5 or 6 minutes then add chicken stock and sour cream to the pan. Bring to a bubble and reduce heat to low. Add cooked pasta and stir. Let pasta absorb some sauce, a minute or so. Adjust seasonings and serve. Garnish the prepared dish with chopped spring onions or parsley.
Recipe courtesy of 30 Minute Meals
I’m off to do a little yoga and then watch a few recorded shows of Emeril Green and 30 Minute Meals.