A Southern lass with a lot of sass ~ striving to do it all with class!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What’s Cooking Wednesday

I know I said I was going to tell y’all about our vacation but I’m still editing the pictures.  So, instead you’re going to get a new recipe.  Maybe you’ll find it “pinnable”…who knows?

Last time my friend ‘Em’ came to visit she cooked this amazing pasta dish and I’ve been wanting to cook it again ever since. 

First you start with these ingredients


  • Roma tomatoes (4 to 6), chopped and seeded
  • Button mushrooms, chopped
  • Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 stick butter
  • Heavy Cream
  • 1 lb. of the pasta of your choice (I used penne)
  • Steak Tenderloins or Chicken Breast

 Onions Saute 1 small red onion in a little olive oil.

mushrooms Add the mushrooms to the onions and saute until soft.

tomatoes My tomatoes were a little wonky, so I used a 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes I had in the pantry.  Just drain them really well.

butter Yes, butter. (Sorry for the blurriness – forgot to take into consideration steam from the cooking.  Oops!)

creamCook over low heat until thickened.  Are you hungry yet?  Hang on – we’re almost there.


Steaks or chicken, your choice.  If you’re lucky enough to have your Mawmaw’s well-seasoned cast iron skillet make sure you use that.  If not, then use whatcha got. 

Now your pasta is done so drain it well and then toss with the sauce mixture that’s been simmering. 

Almost Almost, I promise.

finished product

Y’all it’s so good.  That Man doesn’t like pasta, unless it’s spaghetti and then he’ll only eat that about twice a year so I ate this for dinner and supper three times that week.  I was sad when it was gone, too.

Serve it with a nice green salad and some garlic bread.  Your family with thank you for it.  I promise.

Now, here’s my question to you.  What if this was a regular occurrence and you could link up one of your recipes to share with everyone?  Kind of like a bloggy recipe swap.  Would it be something you’ll like to do?  I’m so eat up with the Pinterest that I was thinking it would be nice to have a bunch of new recipes in one location to pin to my “Must Try Recipe” board.  I’m just throwing that out there.  Let me know and if y’all are up for it, I’ll get the Linky thingy.

Alright y’all – Bon Appetit!


Candace said...

It looks delicious!

Michelle Hoad said...

definitely pinnable!

Tawnya said...

I would totally be in for the recipe swap thing!!! Looked yummy.

Rachel said...

So... it's 1:30am and now I'm STARVING... looks delicious!

And you know me: I cook by Neighbor Notification (the neighbor walks over to tell me when my smoke alarm is going off)... so I'm the one who would be stalking the recipe links, not contributing. You're welcome :)

countrycharmedlife said...

Oh honey, it looks so good! I would say it is pinable! Hope you are doing well! ~Hugs, Leah

Dee Stephens said...

It does look good! Found you through Casey's blog! I'm a college sorority sister of hers from LSU!

Mrs B said...

Ohhh. This looks so good. As Miss Paula would say, I'm swallowin' hard!

A recipe swap sounds like fun! Don't know if I'd make it every week, but I'd do my best. Let us know if you decide to give it a whirl, OK?

Have a blessed day!
~Mrs B

gracefully50.com said...

Yum...looks delicious. I'm a horrible cook but this looks easy enough for me to try. I may just shock my hubby.
Love your blog title!