Saturday, February 2, 2008

Pantry Pasta Sauce

It should have been grocery shopping day, but I just ran out of time to do it today. So, I had to throw together dinner tonight from what was left in my mostly bare cupboards. Because we'd been at a birthday party earlier in the day and had some snacks and cake, we really weren't all that hungry, so luckily I didn't have to find a big hearty meal to make.

I always have pasta on hand, and typically a large stock of various forms of canned tomatoes, so I decided to throw together a pasta sauce. I started by sauteing some onion and garlic. When that was begining to soften I threw in a can of artichoke hearts that I had drained and chopped, and a palmful of capers. I added some salt and pepper, and a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes with basil. I simmered that while the pasta cooked and at the last minute added in a handful of frozen spinach to thaw and heat through. After draining the pasta I tossed it in the sauce and heated it all through. With the pasta I served some sliced french bread topped with pre-made basil pesto concentrate.

(Please forgive any spelling errors. For some strange reason I can't get the spell checker to's not been working for about the last 3 or 4 posts I've made. Anyone else had this problem with blogger?? I'd like to get it fixed, because I'm getting really tired of proof reading over and over and STILL having spelling errors!!)

1 comment:

Michelle said...

yummy, i loves me some pasta i haven't had trouble with the spell check, but i am not getting my comments emailed to me anymore, even though i haven't changed those settings.. just stopped for some reason :(