What’s for dinner tonight?
There was a time when I made dinner at least 5 times a week now it is mostly for holidays. Every night is beginning to be less of a fun challenge and more of an ugh. I have been taking pictures of every meal. It is not as much as fun as it was three weeks ago.
I rarely make pasta but last night I pulled together this pasta to shake things up. It is a winner and super easy.
A big bag of cremini mushrooms (but you can use whatever mushrooms you prefer), thinly sliced, one lb of asparagus peeled and cut into thirds, one large shallot thinly sliced, about a cup of so of frozen peas (fresh if you have them), 1/2 cup or more of cream, salt and olive oil.
In a big pot, boil up that ziti with plenty of salt.
In a large deep frying pan cover the bottom with olive oil, saute the shallots for about 2 minutes. Add the asparagus and continue sauteeing until they begin to brown. Add the mushrooms and saute until done (few minutes) and then add the peas. Once everything is combined (and salted for taste) then add the cream. Mix together, bring to a high simmer and let sit.
Once the ziti is done, turn off the water and using a slotted spoon, put the ziti in the frying pan with the vegetable mixture. Depending on how many vegetables are in there (again you can up and down the quantity in this recipe with ease) add as much ziti as you want. I wanted the dish to be a bit heavy on the veggies vs the ziti. I’d add about 1/4 cup or more of the water from the ziti pot too for taste.
Serve and finish off with some ground Parm. Super simple and delish.