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Pasta with Peas, Beans, and Bacon – Back to School Easy Weeknight Dinner | Nicki Woo

Pasta with Peas, Beans, and Bacon – Back to School Easy Weeknight Dinner

Yesterday was the first day of school in these parts.  We planned every. single. detail. out.

Shelbi informed us she would set her alarm for 5:45 a.m., get dressed, and then wake Bella up at 6:15 a.m. so they wouldn’t be late.

Bella informed Shelbi that she was crazy.

Lunches of pudding, juice, and cheese and meat sandwiches were gathered and placed in their appropriate lunch boxes.

Fancy shoes were worn, and hair was curled and tied.

Warwick took the entire day off to chronicle the event.  We thought we would have a nice relaxing day, dreaming about how much fun the kiddos were having at school.

Until. . . . . .we remembered. . . . . . . OUR homework . . . . . . that was due in 4 hours. That took 4 hours and 1 minute to complete. All this chaos so that my kid could enter a contest with 1 million other little girls in hopes of winning a trip to see the Jonas Brothers. 

Have I ever made a music video? No.
Did I even know I had video editing software on my computer? No.
Is this how I wanted to spend my first day of 2 kiddos out of the house, and two kiddos napping? No.
But did I do it anyway? Yes, and with 59 minutes to spare.  Uh. My life.  It’s never dull.

So, without further ado, I bring to you - Shelbi and her friend Christy Jammin’ to the Jonas Brothers “LA Baby”.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTkgIB5Mmk

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This is a great recipe for back to school.  Loaded with vegetables, good whole grains, and a cinch to make, you’ll have plenty of time to spend catching up with your kids after a long day of work and school.

Fettuccine with Peas, Lima Beans, and Bacon

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of lima beans, frozen
14 oz. whole wheat fettuccine or your favorite pasta
1 bouillon cube (vegetable or chicken)
1 cup peas, frozen
6 Slices Turkey Bacon
1 TB olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup Parmesan
salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Bring a large pot to boil.  Add lima beans and bouillon cube. Return to boil, add pasta, and cook according to package directions.  Add peas to the pasta during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet until slightly crispy and cooked thoroughly. Remove from skillet and chop roughly.

3. Add olive oil to skillet, and add onions.  Cook until soft about 5 minutes. Add the cream, and cook until thickened, about 4 minutes. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

4. Add pasta to the skillet and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan, and serve.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09149588819195027978 Jules

    Delicious food? Rockstar music videos? I’m moving in. I’m bringing my juvenile taste in music and large appetite and will be on your doorstep shortly.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11384358399256704715 Reluctant Writer

    Hi,

    How cool on the video. Im your newest follower. I hope you get a chance to stop by.

    http://rwriterjourney.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01939052472183833647 Mommy to Casey ♥

    I’m your newest follower from FMBT :)

    http://cheeriosandtricycles.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08625483340733673663 furygirl3132

    Hello! I am a new follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday, so glad to have found your blog and I look forward to reading more. Hope you have a wonderful evening!

    Eloise
    Mommy2TwoGirls
    http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11783183633661368247 Lindsay

    I’m a new follower from FMBT. Readng the tag line for your blog pretty much sums up exactly what I am trying to do with my blog! Hope you’ll stop by!

    http://spoonsspadesandstitches.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14572664892701326296 Jennifer

    Love the video!! Of course, as a Blockhead, I can appreciate wacky attempts to get attention from a beloved boyband. ;) Props to you for helping them – and I wish them luck!

    Jennifer
    http://www.thefarriswheel.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08241019391236666673 Eastlyn and co.

    About back to school: Warwick gets extra points for taking the day off to chronicle the event. Way to go on the back to school pics. I got one of Aaron and none of Alisa on the first day of school.
    About the pasta-sounds delish! Mike was just asking why I rarely fix lima beans; maybe I’ll make him this.
    About the video: You go girl. You are seriously working the cool mom technology thing! Love, E