Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter Cakes and Mushroom & Tomato pasta

I've showed you my Easter cupcakes from last year and wanted to show a preview for this Sunday. I signed up to make 4 dozen goodies for church, so I had a little extra batter and prettied up six cakes!
The main recipe for this week is a yummy pasta sauce. It really was heavenly...even my boys ate it all
getting ready to eat!

the Marinated Feta added just the right about of extra flavor!
I had a box of mushrooms that I needed to use, so I started there and sauteed them in butter...lots of butter! After browning, I added salt, pepper and a bunch of chopped green onions. Let it cook a while and then added a can of tomatoes with garlic and olive oil (because that is what I had and it turned out really well!). I had some leftover cooked chicken breast, so I cut it up and added it to the mix. Right before serving, I stirred in a little milk...cream would be great too and then poured it over rotini pasta. I added some of my marinated feta on top and it was delish!

 The Peep took up almost the entire cake! I might end up making a decorated 9 x 13 cake for our Easter potluck Sunday night...

I'm linking up with the following parties
Happy Easter to you and your family!

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Smiling Sally


Miriam said...

I just LOVE a good pasta! Cute ci[cakes too :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Meredith...thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I have a boy and a daughter is oldest. We had our moments (mostly when she was in high school and I didn't know ANYTHING!) I have gotten smarter as she has matured. :o) It's no surprise that I think she's the best daughter ever! I worked very hard raising my son to make sure I had an open and special connection to him. He played Jr. Golf from the time he was 8 yrs. old. We traveled every summer from golf course to golf course. I loved every minute and knew someday I could look back and say I made the right choices. I was one of those moms who always put my kids' needs before my own...some women say that's unhealthy but I didn't know how else to do it. They turned out pretty good so I must have done something right! As your boys grow older it will get harder to carve out time for just your family. Dinner at the table is the best and easiest way to do it. Be realistic that it won't happen every day. But even a few times a week will keep you all on the same page. Blessings to your family this weekend...Happy Easter!

The Tablescaper said...

YOur pasta recipe looks great. Isn't it amazing how sometimes the best recipes occur when we have things we need to use up?

Looking forward to having you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Miz Helen said...

Hi Meredith,
This is my kind of Pasta dish, full of goodies and flavor. Your cupcakes are just adorable and I am sure would be delicious. Looks like you are set for Easter. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a very special week end!!

Shu Han said...

wow just look at the colours in that pasta dish! sure looks yummy (:

Babs said...

Gosh, Meredith, I'm almost licking the computer screen because that looks so good. Like the idea of marinated feta in with the pasta. Definitely trying this one. Cute blue peep on the cupcake. I haven't had any peeps in years. I may just have to go to the store tomorrow.
Hope you and your family have a lovely Easter.

His Way or Her Way said...

I have an 11 year old grandson who LOVES pasta and mushrooms. I think he would love this recipe. And of course, the cupcakes too!! They are so cute. Enjoyed your blog!


Marlis said...

What a super pasta dish. Love how easy it came together. Your cupcakes look delish! Happy Easter. Please come visit if you have a chance, I'm having a monogrammed napkin giveaway!

Snap said...

Everything looks delicious! I love pasta and the cute cupcakes are making my mouth water! Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

Debbie~ said...

Everything looks divine, I'm hungry after seeing your yummy pasta dish! I made the same cupcakes a couple of weeks ago (and again last week), they were a huge hit! Looove peeps to decorate with, not so much to eat though! :)Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Michael Lee West said...

The pasta dish looks wonderful. I LOVE the cupcakes. So adorable.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything looks great, I'm sure the cupcakes were a big hit! Happy Easter:@)

The Tablescaper said...

Hope you're enjoying your Easter. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful blue cupcakes. I never would have thought of using a peep!

Happy Blue Monday, Meredith.

Ms. Burrito said...

So yummy!

Would you mind peeking at my entry?, I would be delighted if you do. Thanks!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous treats!

I'd be so happy if you come and see my BLUES, have a lovely day!

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