Sunday, April 27, 2008

April 27th

I hope your weekend has been great. We have mostly just relaxed. Very nice. I ended up with a 2 hour nap yesterday! I wanted to share another recipe. I have been making it for several years. I love it. To be honest, only Hubby, myself and 2 children like it (most of my kids don't like cooked veggies, only raw) But I make it anyway because it is so good for my lunch the following week! I like it room temp and cold too.

Pasta Primavera Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

3 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips
2 medium zucchini or 1 large zucchini, cut into thin strips
2 yellow squash, cut into thin strips
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs or herbes de Provence
1 pound farfalle (bowtie pasta)
15 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
On a large heavy baking sheet, toss all of the vegetables with the oil, salt, pepper, and dried herbs to coat. Transfer half of the vegetable mixture to another heavy large baking sheet and arrange evenly over the baking sheets. Bake until the carrots are tender and the vegetables begin to brown, stirring after the first 10 minutes, about 20 minutes total.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

Toss the pasta with the vegetable mixtures in a large bowl to combine. Toss with the cherry tomatoes and enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
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I am getting ready to print out some pictures. I am hoping to scrapbook today.

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