Once in a great while I just want something that is fast and easy for dinner. Like, last night. Well, I did make a fabulous souffle for breakfast...anyhow, I read quite a few blogs on cooking, crafting, 'how-to' and faith. A recipe that appeared in Martha Stewart Living Magazine has been making the rounds in the blogosphere, so I decided to test it out on Kevin. Yes, I am talking about...One Pan Pasta
It really is that simple!
(I used my Jamie Oliver 12.5" professional series stainless steel fry pan)
12 ounces of linguine (I used spaghetti since we prefer it over linguine)
12 ounces of cherry tomatoes, halved
1 thinly sliced onion (I used a red one)
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (we like it spicy)
4 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
2 sprigs of fresh basil
8 small homemade frozen meatballs
1/2 green pepper, diced
2 tablespoons of capers
The recipe calls for 4.5 cups of water, but I used 1 cup of white wine (Pinot Gris) and 3.5 cups of vegetable stock. Talk about a punch of flavor!
Pour the liquids into the pan along with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and bring to a boil. Tossing the pasta frequently, boil until the pasta is al dente and the liquid is almost gone....about 9 minutes or so.
Serve with another tablespoon of olive oil and a little Parmesan if you like....and you probably will need some salt if you just used water.
This was delicious, easy and I only had to wash one pot, one knife, one cutting board, 2 forks, two plates and two wine glasses. Oh, did I forget to tell you to serve wine with dinner? We had this again for Sunday lunch...and probably for Monday and Tuesday lunch, too :) It makes a lot of food! Supposedly it feeds 4...but I am positive we will get 8 servings out of it! No salad or bread with this one!