Blog number two.... it might explain my current lack of enthusiasm for blog number 1

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My "Presto Pasta Nights" Entry

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.

Summer Pasta
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
minced garlic

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)


Ruth Daniels said...

Glad you finally decided to join in Presto Pasta Night fun. I do hope you'll share often.

I love your summer pasta. It's perfect.

Erin said...

I saw this recipe yesterday as I was catching up on my blog reading. As I was trying to decide on dinner tonight I remembered that I had some squash and pasta. Ding, ding, ding...we have a winner. I love this recipe. It definately is a great, light pasta dish!