Thursday, July 21, 2011

"I Don't Feel Like Grocery Shopping" Pasta Primavera

We decided it would be more fun to spend the day playing with our lovely daughter, taking her swimming and meeting a friend's two-week-old son than driving to the grocery store and picking up food. So we had to make do with what was in our (very bare) cupboard. But the result was tasty!

- 1-2 bags of frozen mixed veggies (I used a blend of zucchini, yellow squash,  carrots, green beans, onions, and red pepper, plus the end of a bag of peas, as well as some fresh carrot, because we had a ton in the fridge)
- 1 package of pasta (I used spaghetti)
- Garlic & Oil. I more or less followed this recipe, leaving out the red pepper flakes (because there was already more than enough red pepper in the meal for my taste) and lemon juice (because someone had used all of the lemons to make lemonade)

- Cook pasta according to directions, drain
- Cook garlic & oil according to above recipe or however you feel like it
- Steam/sautee/otherwise heat veggies until heated through and tender.
- Mix it all together, top with Parmesan, if desired.

It was a pretty good choice for the heat, because everything cooked at the same time and it all cooked quickly, so I could make the heat go away fast.

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