3 Pea Pasta with Bacon, Spinach, & Cheese

3 Pea Pasta with Bacon, Spinach, & Cheese Yesterday, I was trying to figure out what to feed my starving munchkins for lunch. I have a ton of peas in the garden, lots of greens and lettuce, and eggs. I also have pasta and local bacon and lots of feta cheese. I remembered a delicious sounding salad that Jami over at An Oregon Cottage blogged about last year – 3 Pea Salad with Feta and Walnuts {which is really funny because she actually blogged about it yesterday but I hadn’t even seen the post yet!}

Anyhow, I decided to throw together a quick pasta and the resulting dish was very tasty! You can adapt it to whatever suits your garden or fridge. Don’t let only having one type of peas {or even only having frozen peas} stop you from trying this dish. I think you’ll really like it – whatever type of peas you happen to have on hand.

3 Pea Pasta with Bacon, Spinach, & Cheese

 
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Sausage, Potato, & Spinach Frittata – Quick, One Pot Meal

I’m not sure why I don’t make frittatas more often. They are a fabulous way to use up leftover veggies and meat, as well as a great way to sneak in a few veggies {like spinach} for picky eaters. I need quick meals to feed my family right now as we’re deep into ball season this month and our evenings are really busy.

Sausage, Potato, and Spinach Frittata

Last night I wanted a meal to include spinach from my garden, as I’ve got a bumper crop and would like to do more than just eat it in salads. I had a few potatoes and a 1/2 pound leftover sausage in my fridge and so I quickly decided on this frittata combo! Frittatas are seriously one of the more verstatile meals out there. Almost everything tastes good in one and they are so easy to make. This sausage, potato, and spinach combo was very tasty. None of my kids even asked about the spinach! Score one for Mom!!
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One Pot Greek Chicken Pasta – @GoodCookcom

I was challenged to create a One Pot Meal by Good Cook.com to let you all know about an exciting Kitchen Drawer Contest Good Cook is getting ready to launch! Good Cook sent sent me a few kitchen gadgets to try out in exchange for sharing my delicious and easy recipe for One Pot Greek Chicken Pasta! But I received no monetary compensation for this post.

One Pot Greek Chicken Pasta #ad @goodcookcomI’m a pretty messy cook, I have to admit. For some reason, it is not normally within my range of duties to clean as I go. I need to work on that, really. When Good Cook challenged a bunch of bloggers to create a one pot meal, I was pretty excited. It forced me to think a bit outside the box to recreate this dish that my family loves with fewer dirty dishes!  Sounds like a win-win combo to me!

This Greek Chicken Pasta is a quick meal for a busy night. It goes together easily and has nice flavors of garlic, oregano, feta cheese, and kalamata olives. I love these flavors and turning it into a one pot meal wasn’t all that hard. Here’s how you can have this easy, one pot meal on your table in just about 20 minutes!
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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Last weekend I tried a new recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp and the only bad thing about it was that I didn’t make enough. One of my favorite spring flavor combinations is strawberries and rhubarb. Seriously, there’s not much better than a pairing of sweet strawberries with tart rhubarb, unless you throw in a nice white wine {and I don’t normally like white wine}. Strawberry rhubarb crisp - a seriously delicious way to pair two favorite spring fruits Rhubarb is free for the taking out here in Eastern Iowa. I can’t believe more people don’t like it – but don’t tell them that it’s really good because I want to continue to get it for free. ;-) The May Pole, Many Hands House I made this recipe for an annual May Day Party we attend. Every year, we head out to our friends’ lovely country home to dance around the May Pole, jump over the fire, and eat and drink. It’s really a good time and a fabulous way to welcome spring.

But on with the recipe… Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
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