We Need to Get Out of Town!

"There's only room for one sheriff in this town!"  We've got to get out of town.

WigWam Arizona
 The WigWam Resort in Arizona may be a good place for us cowboys to park our horses for awhile or we could sew our wild oats at the Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, SC.

Wild Dunes Resort

Only you can help my family ride off into the sunset, and win a much-needed vacation with Destination Hotels and Resorts. You can vote for my son's favorite meal in their Kids Healthy Recipe Contest.  The luxury hotel chain is promoting "kids healthy eating" on their Kids Cafe menu.  They are looking for the next menu star.   We hope our weeknight menu staple will win that honor.

My family entered this quick and easy meal.   My son loves it and has declared it as his "all-time favorite meal!"  My daughter is not a big fan of the tofu, but she gobbles up the pasta, broccoli, and cheese.

Hines Pasta with Tofu, Broccoli, and Cheese

16 ounces of mini Farfalle (Bow-tie) pasta
1 package of Frozen broccoli florets or 2 cups of fresh broccoli florets
1 package of Extra Firm Tofu, diced
1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese if you prefer
6 Tablespoons of olive oil

Heat two tablespoons of oil in pan or wok. Saute tofu until lightly browned. 
Cook pasta as directed. 
Steam broccoli.
Combine tofu, pasta, and broccoli in large serving bowl with cheese
Toss with 4 Tablespoons of olive oil.  It is best to toss pasta between each spoonful so that the pasta can get coated evenly.
Sprinkle dish with Parmesan cheese on top to serve.

*You could also try this dish with shrimp or chicken or any pasta of your choice.  We prefer the mini bow-ties in our family.  My daughter can pick them without us having to cut them. It just makes it easy to serve.

Vote Here if you would like to see our recipe win.   I entered the contest on the very last night one could enter.   The top recipe already has over 400 votes.  At 3:40 EST on April Fool's Day, I was the little fool with just 16 votes.  I'm counting on you, Pardner, to help us ride off into the Sunset sometime this year.  Voting ends on April 7, 2011.

Until next time, I'm going to grab a cup of tea, count my votes, and dream about a vacation with Destination Hotels and Resorts.

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