It’s time for my update on how my first DIY project of 2011 went! 

Let me start out by saying that the above picture is not the pasta I made.  Unfortunately I’m not off to a great start in my projects as my pasta failed!  I think I chose the wrong pasta recipe.  It would not feed through my Kitchenaid pasta attachment!  I wasn’t about to give up so I tried rolling it out with a rolling pin.  Even then, it was so tough, I couldn’t get it thin.  Sigh…

But I’m not defeated and I will be attempting it again in the future with a different pasta recipe.  I’ll make sure to do another post once I’ve succeeded!

I did manage to make a good pasta dish though.  Here’s the recipe I made up:

Creamy Pesto Veggie Pasta

  • Pasta of your choice
  • cooked chicken (enough for your family)
  • carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Broccoli
  • Green pepper

Cook the chicken.  Cut vegetables into nice bite sized pieces.  Saute all the vegetables in a bit of olive oil.  Meanwhile, cook your pasta of choice.  Make the sauce while everything is cooking:

  • 1 cup milk
  • heaping teaspoon of prepared pesto
  • teaspoon of flour
  • fresh ground pepper

Combine the chicken and vegetables.  Pour the sauce over top.  Heat just before boiling.  Serve the chicken and vegetables over pasta.  Enjoy!

In case you missed my list of DIY projects I’d like to try in 2011, here’s my list!  Have you had any failed experiments lately?

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