Sunday, July 17, 2011
Easy Pasta Dinners
After a busy weekend of babysitting, we were pretty much too exhausted to make anything other than the go-to pasta, vegetable, and salad dinner.
That's okay, because it's a very delicious meal. Ingredients are simple, and preparation is easy:
Trader Joe's Traditional Marinara Sauce
Trader Joe's frozen artichokes
Frozen brussel sprouts
Chopped onions and garlic
Fresh basil from garden
That's just the pasta and sauce.
For the vegetable side dish and salad, everything was straight from the garden! I'm always excited when half of the meal was grown by us! On the back patio!
Sauteed chard, with a little bit of Earth Balance butter and crushed garlic. Mmm, yum.
Salad of baby lettuce, salad bowl lettuce, green pepper, and cherry tomato. So fresh and delicious. The dressing was simply a squeeze of fresh lemon a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of black pepper.