Saturday, May 29, 2010

College Cooking Class: Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Tonight I'm sharing a recipe that got me through finals: delicious and healthy pesto pasta with chicken and green beans. It's a balanced meal in a bowl that has protein and veggies. I recommend getting the fresh Genova pesto from Trader Joe's, but you can make your own if you have fresh basil.


- 1/4 of a package of penne pasta (or any other noodle)

- 2 small, boneless, skinless chicken breasts

- 1 tablespoon pesto sauce

- 1 cup green beans

- 1 teaspoon olive oil

- parmesan cheese to taste

1) Turn on the stove and set up water to boil for the penne; defrost chicken in a bowl of warm water.

2) Rinse green beans and set aside in a bowl with some water.

3) Let the pasta cook on the stove. When it is done, drain in a colander. Place it back in the pot it was cooked in.

4) Cut up and cook the chicken in some olive oil for a few minutes on each side.

7) Heat green beans in the microwave; then cut up into smaller pieces.

8) Add chicken pieces and cut up string beans into the pot of pasta. Add pesto and sprinkle on some parmesan cheese. Add more parmesan cheese.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Few Links to Celebrate Summer Break!

I survived finals and am now starting summer vacation by visiting family in Los Angeles! Here are a few links to ease into the summer.

These tips on packing will help all chronic overpackers actually fit stuff in a suitcase!

I am obsessed with 30 Rock, but this news might be a dealbreaker...

Fans and haters of Sex and the City alike will appreciate this interpretation of the soon to be released sequel.

Liz Lemon

Who doesn't love Liz Lemon as she sings about working on her night cheese?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Few Links for a Study Break.

In the midst of studying for finals I haven't been able to post much, but I do have a few links for those in need of a quick study break.

Behold the $500 100 layer lasagna in all its glory...

Would you spout a racist quote for a free appetizer?

This newly-wealthy journalist doesn't need to worry about the collapse of the business model.

Keep up all the good work studying it'll all be over soon!