This is Birdie Jason's parrot...
Back when he was a baby and loved everyone. Now he thinks only Jason is worthy.
He's a Timneh African Gray...
I hate him. He hates me. We understand each other. Birdie lives in our family room just off the kitchen. He takes up valuable space. If I sit down to eat ANYTHING he runs over to his food dish (as you see here)...puts his little foot in and hurls food at me. Yeah, that's goinna get ya a treat. So I yell...Quit it Birdie! Knock it off Birdie! on and on. And to me he says "hahahahhahahaha" "Hey Birdie!" "helloooo?" "How-word!" "Outside!" "Whatcha doin?" "Birdie peanut?" on and on. I will admit he's funny but he's a nasty bird to everyone but Jason.
So I made a ham for dinner last week and we had Lemon Basil Pasta With Ham with the left overs. It's a Betty Crocker recipe but I couldn't find it on the BC website so they must have taken it off. It's soooooo good! You have to make this.
Lemon Basil Pasta With Ham
Prep: 10 min Cook: 20 min
2 Cups Uncooked Rotini Pasta (6 ounces)
2 Cups 1-inch Pieces Asparagus Spears
1 Cup Diced Fully Cooked Ham
1 TBSP Grated Lemon Peel
1 Clove Garlic, Finely Chopped
1/4 Cup Olive or Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Sliced Fresh Basil Leaves
1/2 Cup Shredded Swiss Cheese (2 ounces)
1. Cook pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus during the last 3 or 4 minutes of cooking. Drain.
2. Return pasta mixture to the saucepan. Stir in ham, lemon peel, garlic and oil. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Stir in basil. Sprinkle with cheese. 4 Servings.
It's one of our favorites. Try it.