Food Blog Forum and Some Pasta

This time tomorrow morning, a couple of bloggy girlfriend bloggy bloggers and I will be well on our way to a city where country stars are born every 5 minutes. A city that we thought would be chilly, allowing us to sport our new sweaters and scarfs we purchased for the trip, but instead decided to give us days with temperatures in THE EIGHTIES. (I better bring more deodorant.)

We’re headed to Nashville, baby!

This is what I’m gonna be dern:



It’s a food blog forum where we’ll learn food photography tips, blogging business tips, etiquette tips, network with other bloggers, and hug the new friends we’ve made via interwebs but have never met in person.


Are you going? Will I finally get to meet you? Will we do the wave at the welcome party tomorrow night? Because I think we might need to.

Seriously, don’t make me do it alone.

Oh, and Nashville? I swear to have my hair washed by the time I see you. But these roots? I’m not able to get to them just yet. Am I still allowed within the city limits? What if I pretend to be an upcoming country star? Yes?

I’ll leave you now with a simple chicken pasta thingy with broccoli and green beans. We’re STILL harvesting this stuff from our garden. WHAA? I know.

Chicken Pasta with Broccoli and Green Beans:

What it took for 2:

* 1/2 pound spaghetti
* 2 cups broccoli florets
* 3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil, divided
* 2 cups green beans, ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch chunks
* 1 chicken breast, grilled and sliced thinly
* pinch of salt
* pinch of pepper
* pinch of garlic salt

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Toss in the green beans and cook 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Add the pasta to the water and cook until al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water and drain the rest.

Toss the broccoli florets with 1 Tbs. oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Using a grill basket, grill 5 minutes, or until it pops green and is slightly charred.

Toss the pasta with the beans, broccoli, garlic salt and grilled chicken. Drizzle with remaining oil and pasta water.

Garnish with some freshly grated parmesan cheese and oh. dear.

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33 Responses to Food Blog Forum and Some Pasta

  1. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray October 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm #
    So jealous! Have fun!
    • Bev Weidner October 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm #
      We'll miss you!
  2. Natalie @ Perrys' Plate October 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm #
    Have fun in Nashville!!! (biggest sad face ever.)
    • Bev Weidner October 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm #
      Make that an even BIGGER sad face on this end. BOO.
  3. Maria October 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm #
    Have fun!
    • Bev Weidner October 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm #
      SOO wish you were going, Maria! You have some baby nibbling to do, though. I understand. :)
  4. Les Kahl October 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm #
    Hi Bev, I was wondering if you take all of the food shots for your posts yourself??? They are always stunning.
    • Bev Weidner October 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm #
      Les! Wow, fancy seeing you on here! I sure do take all the photos myself! Thank you so much for the compliment. Always nice to hear. :) And THANK you for following my little ol' blog!
  5. carly {carlyklock} October 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm #
    Love that dish up there. We are going to have so much fun! See you at the a$$ crack of dawn tomorrow. :)
    • Bev Weidner October 6, 2011 at 7:05 pm #
      I'll be ready! I'll even bring my eye drops.
  6. Jen at Cup a Dee Cakes October 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm #
    Hi Bev! I will be at FBF this weekend and look forward to meeting you. And I will totally do the wave!!
    • Bev Weidner October 6, 2011 at 5:44 pm #
      Awesome, Jen! I'll hold you to it. :)
  7. Tina October 6, 2011 at 6:17 pm #
    awwww SO wish I were going :(
    • Bev Weidner October 6, 2011 at 7:03 pm #
      I wish you were, toooo!
  8. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 6, 2011 at 6:57 pm #
    Have fun and I wish I could go to meet you!!!!
    • Bev Weidner October 6, 2011 at 7:04 pm #
      Thanks, Averie! I SO wish I could meet you too! NEXT TIME, for sure!
  9. kelley October 6, 2011 at 9:46 pm #
    Have a great trip!! Where country singers and food bloggers meet. Interesting......
  10. Bev Weidner October 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm #
    I so wish you could be there, Kelley!
  11. Tracey October 7, 2011 at 12:57 am #
    Would love to go to one of those! Have fun and safe travels. Lots of photos for us stuck at home folks please. :)
    • Bev Weidner October 7, 2011 at 8:50 am #
      Thank you, Tracey!
  12. B n B October 7, 2011 at 1:52 am #
    I'm new to your blog but I've seen your comments on a few other blogs and clicked over. You are quite the foodie! I'm trying to find more cooking blogs for inspiration vs. the "this is what I ate/did today". Have you been blogging for long?
    • Bev Weidner October 7, 2011 at 8:51 am #
      Thanks so much for dropping by, BnB! Glad to have you! I've been blogging for...oh...a while? Not TOO long on the grand spectrum. Thanks again!
  13. Katie October 7, 2011 at 2:44 am #
    Ahh, have fun! I LOVE Nashville with all of my heart. I wish I was going...I'm going to have to get the baby face off the booby juice before I can travel anywhere. Next year?
    • Bev Weidner October 7, 2011 at 8:51 am #
      Katie, YES. Next year, for sure!
  14. Lauren October 7, 2011 at 4:30 am #
    YAY!!! See you tomorrow, lady!
    • Bev Weidner October 7, 2011 at 8:51 am #
  15. Deborah October 7, 2011 at 5:41 am #
    Have fun - I'm jealous!!
    • Bev Weidner October 7, 2011 at 8:52 am #
      I wish you were going, Deborah!
  16. Alison @ ingredients, Inc. October 8, 2011 at 2:34 am #
    So excited to FINALLY meet you! I am sorry we didn't get a picture yet. I want to chat more tomorrow for sure!!
  17. Jenny Flake October 9, 2011 at 4:40 am #
    Bev, Sooo glad I got to meet you this weekend in Nashville!!! Love, love love you!! Talk soon. After all the burgers tonight, I would still take a side of your pasta :) xoxox
    • Bev Weidner October 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm #
      Jeeenny! It was FANTASTIC meeting you as well! I just adore you. Let's be friends. And it is written. :) XOXO!
  18. Juan October 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm #
    Normally I can't say that I'm much of a broccoli fan, but with a little bit of olive oil and some pasta it doesn't look that bad :)
  19. Cookin' Cowgirl October 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm #
    How fun! My hubs was in Nashvegas last weekend for a bachelor party. I'm jealous! I can't wait to read about your trip!!

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