It was my turn at the stove tonight. We wanted pasta, and I wanted something fast. So here is what I did: First I soaked a handful of sundried tomatoes and chopped them up after they'd softened. Then I sauteed a couple cloves of garlic in olive oil, then added a bag of baby spinach and stirred the mixture until the spinach was nice and wilted. I added the tomatoes, stirred some and then set this mixture aside.
Meanwhile, I made a lighter faux Alfredo sauce by heating a can of evaporated fat-free milk, then adding a half-cup of shredded Parmesan/Asiago/Romano cheese and a couple grinds of pepper. (You could use reduced-fat Parmesan, but...well...you could.)
I grabbed some fettucine out of the cupboard -- in this case some mushroom fettucine we'd picked up during one of our foodie excursions -- and cooked and drained that.
I mixed the hot pasta into the spinach and tomato mixture, then added the sauce.
This was pretty darned good. And I can see any number of variations on the theme.