Thursday, January 21, 2010


Every time i post a recipe, at least one person tells me they tried it and liked it, so i'll continue to randomly post things. This meal was a doozy if i may say so myself. Takes some time to make, but very good.....Dinner knots & Pasta Primavera. Both recipes make A LOT, so you could make it for company as well.

Here goes...

DINNER KNOTS(i got lazy with the knotting, so they look more like rolls)From: Taste of Home
Tender Dinner Knots
1 Package active dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water
1 c. warm milk
1 egg
2 T sugar
2 T shortening
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 - 4 c. flour

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, egg, sugar, shortening, salt, and 2 c. flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; shape into 25 pieces. To form knots, roll each piece into a 10 inch rope; tie each into a knot and tuck ends under. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 25 minutes.

Bake at 400 for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown.
PASTA PRIMAVERA - From: Cooks Country
Pasta Primavera
2 T butter
1 small onion, chopped fine
8 oz. mushrooms, quartered
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup heavy whipping cream
12 oz. fettuccine
1 lb. asparagus, chopped
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup parm cheese
1 1/2 T lemon juice
1 T dried basil
Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot for cooking pasta. Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet over med heat. Add onion, mushrooms, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper and cook until soft and browned. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes and cream, increase heat to high, bring to boil, and remove pan from heat.
As sauce cooks, add 2 T salt and pasta to boiling water and cook until just beginning to soften, about 6 minutes. Add asparagus to pot and cook for 1 minute. Add zucchini and cook for 2 minutes. Add peas and cook until pasta is al dente.
Drain pasta and veggies and return to pot. Toss in cream sauce, cheese, lemon juice, and basil.

1 comment:

daniele @ domestic serenity said...

oh, I can't wait to eat dairy again! I'm sure the pasta would not taste as great without the cream. :o) Looks delicious, thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try the fried chicken one soon.