Summer Pasta

If you’re wondering what’s up with the header, I did a bit of blog redesign over the weekend, but I’m still waiting on a new logo from The Cowboy. For now, please bear with me 🙂

We had a bit of a kink put in our meal planning plans as we were supposed to meet friends for dinner on Wednesday evening; however, they’re a month away from their wedding and got called away for a wedding planning emergency.

I didn’t want to pull too much food out of the freezer since The Cowboy is taking off on Friday and I didn’t want any food going bad in our fridge.

Instead, I moved up Thursday’s dinner and made extra. Done! Dinner for two nights (and probably a snack for the road for The Cowboy).

Here’s everything you need:

Don’t forget the wine!

So simple! Pasta (we used white tonight, but I prefer whole wheat), basil, tomato (cherry or grape tomatoes would be best), mushrooms (totally optional) and goat cheese.

Fill a big pot with water and pop it on the stove to boil.

While you’re waiting for the water to boil slice your tomato…


First, give it a roll…

Then slice!

…and ‘shrooms.

Once the water boils add the pasta.

Chill on the couch watching SYTYCD with a glass of wine. [I’m totally in love with Melanie and Tadd. Who are your favourites?!]

Once the pasta is cooked drain the pasta and pop the pot back on the stove.

Don’t forget to reserve ~1 cup of pasta water before draining!

Add a tiny bit of butter and the mushrooms.

Once the ‘shrooms are softened add the goat cheese and some of the pasta water to make the sauce.

In the post: roasted garlic goat cheese and regular goat cheese

Add in the pasta and basil, stir.

Serve with tomato slices on top (if you use grape or cherry toms just slice ’em in half and add them to the pot) and broccoli and dip on the side.


The Cowboy capped off the evening by heading to the gun range.

I stayed home and ordered us a totally cool scanner for the business (yes, I’m excited about a scanner! It’s part of our organization plan) and worked on our budget and expenses for the last two weeks of the month.

Our lives, exciting I tell ya!

4 thoughts on “Summer Pasta

  1. Oooh, I'm a new goat cheese convert. I got a salad at a Farm Market a few weeks ago with all sorts of interesting greens, pine nuts, strawberries and goat cheese. It was heavenly. I'll definitely give this sauce a try!

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