Lemon Fusilli with Mushrooms, Peas, and Goat Cheese

by admin on April 14, 2014

good morning!

how was everyone’s weekend?

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but it was gorgeous here this weekend. Saturday was a perfect 10/10. Sunny, clear skies, and 75 degrees. So naturally I spent 3 hours on the porch of Grottos. It was the perfect Saturday spent with few refreshing beverages ;) , a bomb slice of pizza, and my best friends

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I even wore my trendy pants. I like to think I’m trendy and fashionable. In reality, I’m really just a wannabe trend setter lol

It really doesn’t get much better. Sunday was also beautiful but it was a little hot. I can’t believe I just complained about it being too HOT. Say whattt. It wasn’t too hot but on my run I was feeling it.

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The nice weather prompted me to make a trip to the resevoir. It was a very slow 4.3 mile jog (with a few walking breaks thrown in the mix) but I didn’t hate the sun beating down on me one bit.

Instead of spending Sunday doing food prep, i spent the remainder of the day laying outside soaking up some rays. I did manage to make a delicious dinner though!

I have been seriously craving pasta lately and had been dreaming up a delicious, spring inspired pasta dish in my head.

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fusilli pasta filled with mushrooms, shallots, peas, lemon, and creamy goat cheese. This dish comes together in no time which is why I like to have my ingredients out before starting the dish

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My mis-en-place set up and I was ready to rock. The sauce for the pasta takes the amount of time of bringing a pot of water to a boil and cooking the pasta. So when the pasta is done cooking you’re ready to combine the sauce with the pasta and its a match made in pasta heaven.

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this dish is light, yet creamy, and filled with bright lemon flavor. Perfect for a quick week night meal and also delicious enough to entertain with. My roommate Vanessa and friend Kristin were my recipe taste testers and they gave this recipe a thumbs up. I hope you try it and love it as much as we did!

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to go with our pasta I made a simple kale salad

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I made a homemade balsamic dressing that I massaged the kale in. Then I added some grape tomatoes, red onion, the rest of my romaine lettuce, feta cheese, and pepitas.

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and krij brought over her homemade creation..roasted garlic caprese bread. Deeelish.

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I hope everyone has a great day!

<3Chelcie

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