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An Easy Pasta Dish

Happy Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I have a long run and grocery shopping on the agenda for the morning then potentially a barbecue this afternoon if it doesn’t rain. Have a wonderful day πŸ™‚

When I woke up Friday morning I thought the sun was shining which made getting up easier. Every morning this week has been kinda grey so getting up for work is not the most fun. The sun totally fooled me and it was so foggy out! It was almost crazy because I haven’t seen the fog so bad in a while. This picture is from my apartment’s parking lot but when I got on the roads it was much more dense.

After work, I watched a little bit of Gilmore Girls while waiting for a phone call from my running coach. She wanted to check in and see how everything was going. I’m honestly so glad I got a coach and absolutely love Melissa! She works with everyone and I truly love that the plan is catered to my abilities and schedule.

For dinner, we had prosciutto and spinach pasta! This recipe seems a little intense but it’s super easy. I prep the ingredients before I put the water on for the pasta to boil so everything is ready to go when I need it. The recipe is from a cookbook at my parents house but unfortunately I don’t remember which one 😦 When I was home during winter break of my junior year, I spent some time copying recipes from some cookbooks onto my computer. Which is great so I have some new recipes to try but not so great because I can’t give credit to the chef.

Once dinner was cleaned up and leftovers put away, I sat on the couch to read. I startedΒ “Before We Met”Β by Lucie Whitehouse a few days ago and really enjoy it. It’s the story of Hannah Reilly whose husband of 8 months doesn’t come home from a business trip. She talks to his assistant which doesn’t know about the trip. Hannah starts to dig a little and questions if she knows her husband at all. I’m about 75% of the way done so far and am interested to see how it ends!

The rest of the night was spent cuddled up on the couch watching the final Harry Potter movie. I hope you all had a great Friday!

Prosciutto and Spinach Bucatini

What you’ll need:


1 box of bucatini pasta (to be honest I used spirals and it was fine)

4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

3 large garlic gloves, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 pound fresh spinach, stems removed, shredded

1/4 pound prosciutto thinly sliced (I got mine at the deli counter and asked for them to cut it thin)

Juice of one lemon

Black pepepr

1/2 Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus extra for the table


Place a large covered pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil.

When the water is boiling add salt to season it and cook the pasta.

Save a few ladles of the cooking water for later before draining the pasta.

While the pasta cooks, place the olive oil and garlic in a large saucepan over medium high heat.

Once the garlic is golden (about 1 minute), add the red pepper flakes and a few ladles of the starchy pasta water. Be careful because it can bubble up when added.

Add the drained pasta to the skillet and toss to coat the pasta until 3/4 of the water has been absorbed.

Take the skillet off the heat and empty the contents to a large bowl. Add the spinach, prosciutto, and lemon juice.

Toss to mix everything together and lightly wilt the spinach.

Add the cheese plus salt and black pepper to taste.

Question of the day: What’s one of your favorite pasta dishes?


4 thoughts on “An Easy Pasta Dish”

  1. Yummm that pasta looks so good. My favorite pasta dish is probably just bowtie pasta with lots of olive oil and melted almond cheese πŸ™‚

    Good luck on your long run this morning!


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