Give me the potato chips and no one gets hurt!!! Man, I need to stop watching t.v. late at night. Have you seen that one commercial where some woman is actually “handcrafting” potato chips prior to packaging, sprinkling the spuds with specks of salt–are we supposed to really fall for that? And if you said, “NO!” then why am i saying “YES!!!”?? I literally ran into the kitchen to see if we had any chips left. I love artisan chips. haha.
Like one of my friends said to me, i am every marketer’s dream. It’s true. I have proof:
EXHIBIT A: In 5th grade, I ran to the grocery store to buy a can of root beer because the commercial guaranteed a root beer mustache.
EXHIBIT B: In the 6th grade, I requested a Frenzy (a popular curling iron back in the 80s) for my birthday because the ad promised beautiful curls on this head
EXHIBIT C: About 3 summers ago when I saw the baskin robbin’s commercial for their ice cream cake. that tune was so catchy I NEEDED one! “ice cream and cake and cake…ice cream and cake, do the ice cream and cake…”
(no, i’m not proud of myself). i think you see where i am going with this…
**no root beer mustache.
**no gorgeous curls.
**no desire to raise my arms up and down after eating said sugary content.
you would think i learn from this but i don’t.
but here is a recipe that is sure to not disappoint! (eh…you like how i managed to tie it all in??!!)
brown rice pasta with cannellini beans, sauteed veggies and basil
Brown Rice Pasta with Beans and Veggies Recipes
- 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 bundle of fresh thin asparagus, sliced into 2″ pieces
- 6 roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 Tb fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried)
- 1 Tb fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dried)
- 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
- 3-4 Tbs. white wine vinegar
- 1/8 c. white wine
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- bunch of fresh basil
- brown rice pasta, cooked according to directions
- While pasta is cooking, saute the garlic in a skillet with oil. Let it get to the point where it starts to get a little brown.
- Add the asparagus and allow garlic to seep in and flavor (just for 1-2 minutes).
- Add tomatoes and beans. Stir a few times and allow the beans to heat up.
- Throw in the herbs, vinegars and wine. Let some of the liquid burn off (this is all taste preference, however. Add more of the liquids as to what you like).
- Remove from heat. Plate pasta, place the skillet mixture on top and ever-so-gingerly put the fresh basil over it all.
***disclaimer: i never did have any potato chips after all. what a shame. but writing about it now kinda is bringing back the craving…***