Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My ongoing freezer space saga...


It was Saturday afternoon. T. had been gone since Tuesday and I was getting really tired of cooking for just us three. My kids eat great but it still isn't nearly as satisfying as cooking for an adult! I never have to fight with him as to how much more does he have to eat to get dessert or more of something. It's just easier.

I decided I was going to cook for myself. And I really liked it. Who cares if the kids went without anything other than penne pasta with butter...

Pasta with Vegetable Sauce

I followed no real recipe but here are the ingredients:

onions
garlic
tomatoes
green peppers
zucchini
basil
oregano
salt
1 package of your favorite pasta
Parmesan cheese for topping

I chopped (chunky) the ingredients all up and first cooked down the onion, garlic, and green pepper. I then added the tomatoes and the herbs. I held off on the zucchini for a bit and then just threw it in. I let this simmer for most of the afternoon.

I made some garlic bread. Boiled the pasta. Plated my dinner and in walks T. Ended up having a great dinner after all!!!

What I used from my freezer:

1/2 bag frozen zucchini
1 1/2 green pepper
2 small bags of tomatoes

As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!

Judy
www.nofearentertaining.com

11 comments:

kittie said...

Oh yes - i love indulging myself once in a while, and making something just for me!

Dharm said...

LOL!! Loved this post. Sometimes you need to do whats right by you. Cook and eat what you want - Good for you!

Peter M said...

That's a very healthy sauce and a great way for other parents to hide veggies in food and sneak'em past your kids.

glamah16 said...

Look after your self. Beacause if Mama aint happy, then nobody is!

Dani said...

with all these delicious posts lately you should surely have some freezer space now :)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This looks delicious Judy! This is my kind of pasta dish - love zucchini with red sauce!

ga.farmwoman said...

Hey Judy,
I was planning on pasta tonight and that one is just right. (sounds like Mama Bear and goldilocks?).
I have all the ingredients and ready to cook.
Thanks for the recipe.
Have a good day.
Pam

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hi Kittie-isn't it nice to cook just for yourself?

Hi Dharm-it's crazy but we do seem to be eating for everyone else's taste. This was nice!

Hey Peter-I am one of the lucky ones and don't have to sneak in vegetables but in this case I was just really tired and didn't care what they ate!!!

You said it glamah!!!

Hi Dani-it's getting there!

Hey Jenn-I love vegetables all through the sauce. Nice and chunky!

Enjoy it Pam!!!

maybelle's mom said...

I definitely believe it is important to take care of yourself; and totally hear you about the joy of cooking for adults after cooking for children.

Darius T. Williams said...

Now this looks really good!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Luisella said...

Hey, You have really some italian "spirit" somewhere in your heart! This is a real italian recipe, many compliments!
The only difference is that in Italy we use fresh vegetables because is very easy find them in the street markets.