Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Night Special

On Tuesdays Sweet Girl has dance and I always feel there are not enough hours in the day.  Today was the first day we left dance in the dark - making it feel all that much later.  When we get home I feel I am rushed to quickly throw something together for the kids so they have time to shower and watch a little something on TV before bed time (my kids need the "calm down time" in front of the TV for a few minutes before its lights out.)  The plan was pasta with whatever I could find.  Well, the plan turned out better than I thought, I must have had the right ingredients in the fridge today. When I made this I didn't plan on blogging it so I didn't measure anything.  That's why this will be one of those recipes where my measurements are "about this much" of something instead of an actual measurement.  I decided to blog the recipe after Sweet Girl had thirds and claimed this to be an awesome dinner and even asked me for the recipe for her recipe book. Have I mentioned yet how like me she is, yes she started her own recipe book - its really Sweet.  Enjoy!!

Tuesday Night Special
1 box of wagon wheel pasta
1/2 onion diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
a bunch of peas and corn
about half a container of chicken broth
1 tablespoon butter (about)
handful of diced mozzarella
crushed red pepper (optional)

Boil pasta according to package directions adding the peas and corn to the boiling water with the pasta.
While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet over med high heat and add onions and garlic saute until onions are translucent.  Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil and then lower heat.  Add the butter and parsley and combine.
Add the sauce to the drained pasta and veges, toss in the cheese and a sprinkling of salt.
It's a good idea to reserve a ladleful of the pasta water in case your sauce needs to be thickened.  I didn't use any this time but normally I do add some.

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