Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fast & Fresh Pasta

Thanks to Sara Snow!

1 lb. spaghetti
2 tbsp olive oil
28 oz. diced tomatoes
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1/4 c fresh basil, chopped
2-3 tbsp capers
1 lb. fresh spinach, stems removed, chopped

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, saute garlic in olive oil over medium heat. Add tomatoes, oregano, basil and capers. Simmer 10 minutes. Add chopped spinach; cook until wilted. Toss with cooked pasta.

Serves 4.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Winter Vegetable Soup

This is a Trisha Yearwood recipe. (I love everything that we've had out of her cookbook!)

28 oz chicken broth
14 oz diced tomatoes
8 oz baby Lima beans (I used a 14 oz. bag)
3 red potatoes, peeled and diced (I used 4 potatoes)
12 oz creamed corn

Stir broth, tomatoes, beans and potatoes together in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in creamed corn.

I made this for lunch today, and served it with cornbread. Very simple, quick, and easy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009