Monday, July 23, 2012

One of my favorite go-to meals ...

Pasta is one of those great dishes that's really flexible ... and forgiving. (Just as long as you don't overcook it, you can do just about anything to pasta and it's delish! Just no soggy, overcooked pasta ... trust me on this one.)

Perhaps one of my favorite pasta dishes takes no planning at all ...

Cooked pasta, a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and some Italian seasoning. Depending on our mood, I like to add halved grape or cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, perhaps some bacon, and maybe even some minced garlic or onion. Add some salt and pepper to taste and you've got a reasonably healthy, very filling meal.

Tonight, I was craving a little more though. Mind you, since it's a migraine kind of day, I wanted something that has a lot of flavor with very little effort. Enter this:

Sauteed mushrooms and spinach with onion and garlic. Super easy, a great way to get some veggies in, and a side dish that both the kids will eat ...


Sharla Swartz said...

Hmmm u should totally come cook for me Bwahaha looks awesome

Liss Moon said...

one of my favorite dishes, but it takes an hour to cook:

olive oil
diced potatoes and carrots
dry onion soup mix and enough parmesan to be 50/50
salt and pepper to taste

put olive oil in a casserole dish, toss potatoes and carrots in it. pour over dry onion/parmesan/garlic and mix more.

cover with foil, 450 degrees for 1 hour. DELISH! i still have yet to get the right balance of oil and burning a thin layer to the pan, but it's still amazingly good :)

Jaymie said...

Ha, ha, Shar. Your dinner looked and smelled pretty dang good the other night.

Liss, that sounds yummy! Thanks so much for sharing. We're definitely going to have to try it.