I'm sure you have all been there - its time to start thinking about what you want to make for dinner and you don't feel like going to the store. You think to yourself, "What can I make with the meager ingredients in my kitchen?"
One of the easiest base ingredients to go with is the ever-present, filling, adaptable and oh so tasty - PASTA! In my earlier days (aka college) this would mean spaghetti and some Prego. However, nowadays with some meals under my belt and many hours spent watching the Food Network and reading cooking blogs, I try to be a little more creative with my quick pasta meals. Plus it had to good enough to submit to Presto Pasta Night!
That being said as I scoured the refrigerator for ideas I found asparagus, mushrooms and feta. Simple and yum yum yum. Healthy. Score.
PS - Asparagus is in season NOW so eat up while you can get it fresh and cheapish.
Simple Spring Pasta
yields 4 servings
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1/2 pound asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 oz feta, diced
1/2 pound pasta
salt and pepper
Saute mushrooms and asparagus in olive oil. Cook pasta. Mix together in pan with cheese. S&P to taste.
EASY PEASY and mmmm....
What have you done on the fly to make a tasty meal?