Thursday, May 01, 2008

Good Food Fast

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, 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.


Evelyn said...

YUM! I've not yet heard of mushroom fettucine. Your pasta dish sounds WONDERFUL! It's so neat when we can just go to the cupboard and create something, instead of following a recipe!

zorra said...

Mmmm! We had some leftover farfalle in Alfredo sauce from the other night. I sauteed some zucchini and cut up a leftover grilled chicken breast, threw all that together and it was a great supper for the two of us. If you have pasta and veggies, the possibilities are endless.