Pasta with a Twist!

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Every Wednesday I take Sophia to the library for a toddler reading class at our local library. After the reading we always end up hanging around for about an hour. The library has a ton of toys for the kids to play with, plus it give Sophia the opportunity to be around other kids.

And I can usually try to find something to make for dinner….Pinterest is awesome for dinner ideas!

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It seems to be after the library we go to Target. I don’t know how we ended up in this routine, but it’s been happening every Wednesday for the past couple of weeks.

Sophia recognizes Target and will immediately say “eat..eat.” I end up getting her a personal pizza, a banana and a drink to eat while I do some browsing.

Then we end up looking at the kids toy isle for about 45 minutes.

She loves it. As do I.

What I LOVE about Target besides their prices; is their mini grocery section. Last week I had no idea what to make for dinner nothing sounded appealing at all.  So I decided to make a really quick pasta dinner with a twist.

Thankfully Target had all the supplies I needed. If you find yourself in Target and need a dinner idea try this recipe out!

What You Need:

1 lb. of Pasta Noodles (I used Fettuccine)

2 Jars of Spaghetti Sauce or Marinara (I used Marinara)

1 bag of Spinach (I used half the bag)

1 block of Cream Cheese

3 Garlic Cloves, minced

2 tbsp. oil

Fresh Parmesan

Salt & Pepper to Taste

What to Do:

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Bring your heavily salted water to a boil. While waiting for water to boil, in a large pan heat your oil. Then add minced garlic cloves. Allow to turn brown.

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Add your noodles to the water. I always add a little oil into the water, I think it helps with the noodles sticking together. Stir noodles quite fluently.

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Add your spinach to the sauce. I normally would add the Spinach to the oil and garlic cloves but I forgot to do that. Add as much or as little of Spinach as you want.

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Once your spinach is incorporated into the sauce about 8 minutes. Add your Cream Cheese to the sauce and stir often and slowly! I never added Cream Cheese to pasta before? Have you? It certainly was a twist to making pasta!

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This sauce turned out so  good! You can always add some mushrooms to the oil and minced garlic if you want or broccoli. Whatever your hearts desire!

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What are you having for dinner ? I need some ideas!

 

 

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