When I saw this fun little blog-test I didn't scour my arsenal looking for the best recipe. I didn't stay up late thinking about ingredients. I didn't do any of the weird obsessive things I usually do when I am submitting a recipe for the world to see.
Because this summer I accidentally created my new comfort food recipe. It's nothing fancy. It's not gourmet. It is simply a way to use up all those awesome veggies from the farmer's market. There are no measurements, because you can make it for one or for one hundred and one (Dalmatians).
But it is something that you need to try, and therefore, I'm sending it in.
Presto Pasta Nights was the idea of Ruth over at Once Upon a Feast. It started in March of 07 and now here I am, over a year later, entering a dish.
recipe by me
ready cut macaroni - or whichever pasta you are currently in love with
zucchini - cut into half moons
yellow squash - cut into whole moons
vidalia onions - i cut mine into rings
boil the pasta in salted water. drain. while it's still hot toss with butter and parmesan.
heat evoo in a large skillet. add veggies. saute until they reach your favorite stage of done-ness.
add garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds to a minute.
toss with pasta.
sprinkle top with parmesan.
So there you go. A very simple, very versatile, but still very delicious summer pasta dish.
(sauteed onions not pictured. please refer to the "chick food" post)