Lemon + Pasta

I am happy to say that I get to cook for a man who will try just about any food… almost nothing is “off the table” in terms of ingredients.

Funny enough though, this recipe for Lemon Spaghetti just happened to hit two of his very few food qualms… olive oil-based pasta sauce (he prefers red or cream sauces) AND lemon

Yes, you heard right, LEMON! While he likes it in desserts, he doesn’t like lemon-infused savory dishes…. and YES, he does try them before giving this opinion 🙂

Now, I really LOVE lemon anything… but I don’t usually make or choose recipes with a lot of lemon because of my husband’s preference. After all, I have very few limitations in terms of what food I can make, so I figure I can acquiesce to this anti-lemon thing.

When it came to choosing “L” for A to Z it was difficult to decide whether or not I should go for the “Lemon” or do something else. I decided to see it as an opportunity to try out some lemon recipes I’ve been eyeing for a while. I thought maybe I could convince my husband that lemon was DELICIOUS, AMAZING, MOUTH-WATERING!!!!….

I did not succeed.

Nonetheless, he was a trooper and tried all the lemon recipes… both sweet and savory… even if they were not all up his alley. When I made Garlic-Lemon Chicken the lemon flavor was definitely there but not too strong so he was okay with it. In the case of Lemon Spaghetti this was not the case… it was too lemony for his taste. My girls and I, on the other hand, LOVED it!!!

And if you like lemon you’ll love it too! Not only because of its flavor but because of its simplicity.

In fact, I felt totally comfortable writing this longer-than-normal intro to the recipe because it is SO short and simple that it will hardly take up any of your time to read…

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While I can’t add this recipe to my “David-approved” list, it is DEFINITELY on mine!

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In a Jam

It’s been a long week and you have neither the time nor the energy to make a fabulous, healthy side to that frozen pizza you whipped out of the oven…

Oh wait, I’m sorry, that was me. Is that a sacrilege?… Frozen pizza I mean. Bad? No?

Well, in any case, we have it from time to time at our house.

I love to have a good salad with my pizza and this one is great as a quick side for you and your family ANYtime…

When I made it this time around it was for our Mother’s Day get-together with my husband’s family. It’s simple and delicious.

You can add toppings to it if you like or just leave it as is!

Here is everything you need:

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Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, strawberry jam, strawberries, and greens. JUST FIVE INGREDIENTS!!

(Okay, seven ingredients with salt and pepper)

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