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Friday, September 21, 2012

Jen's Pasta Primavera

My pasta primavera
One of my favorite Italian restaurants is a little place in Rocky River, Ohio, called "Bucci's"!  We feel like family there!  We've been going there for years, and we're always greeted with a hug!

Lately the only thing I order there is the Pasta Primavera, with blush sauce!  I'm addicted, and it's so good leftover.

 I haven't been able to make mine exactly like Bucci's, but I did create this one for lunch today.  Since my Bob and I both work from home, we usually have are larger meal for lunch.  We both love to cook.  Bob's better at following a recipe word for word.  I like to check out a recipe, and make it my own.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't!

I start by heating up butter and olive oil in a pan.  I then add the fresh veggies that will take the longest too cook.  Today I had green beans, wax bean, several colors of peppers, red onion, and white onion.  Saute that for awhile, then add the softer veggies.  I added zucchini and squash, and bit later, the mushrooms.

I then added a bit of white wine and some cream.  Oh, I also added salt & pepper, ground red pepper, and some Italian seasoning.

I then decided it needed a bit of a "kick", so I added about 1/2 can of mexican tomatoes (spicy).  You could always add fresh tomatoes or any other canned tomato that you like.

In the meantime, I started boiling the water for angel hair.  Again, you could use whatever pasta you like.

I "tented" the pan with foil to get everything cooked/steamed, and then added some parmesan cheese.

After the pasta was done, I couldn't help but add a bit of butter to it~!  Then I mixed everything together (so it would be good for leftovers).

We always make enough of whatever we cook, for Bob's Mom, Grace.  She lives alone and it's fun to be able to share our food with her!

Bon apetit!



Billie said...

Looks delicious and easy! And I just about have all the ingredients! Thank you for sharing!

.....Elizabeth..... Polka Dot Skies said...

This looks so good, Jen!