Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lemon Cheese Pasta

So while I was away from home, I spent a lot of time watching TV. There isn't much else to do when you are sitting in a hospital, really. At some point, we happened upon one of the food channels. Some show, by some famous host was on, though the names of both escape me at the moment because, really, I wasn't paying too much attention to the TV at the time. It was mostly background noise, something to spark distracting conversations.

But then whoever that chef was made something like this. And all of a sudden Dad showed some interest in eating what they were making. And I mentally began to take notes. I'm sure my version isn't exactly what they made on TV, but it's pretty darn good. I made it once before I left, and he ate. He even claimed to have liked it, at least it was better than hospital food. I have made it once since being home, and all the kids ate it. That's saying something, I guess.

"Better than Hospital Food" Lemon Cheese Pasta

Pasta (I prefer whole wheat penne for this one)
Lemon (or prepared lemon juice)
Garlic Powder
Fresh grated parmesan cheese

Cook a pound of pasta according to directions. Drain and set aside in colander. In pot, melt a stick of butter, add 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Mix with 1/4 cup lemon juice, then add 1/2 cup milk. Add an egg, stirring to break up and mix in to sauce thoroughly. Bring to boiling, cook until you can tell egg is set. Reduce heat, add 1 cup of the cheese. Add pasta and combine, heating through. Transfer to serving plates and sprinkle with cheese.

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