Love these girls..
THE Pasta Recipe
-1 box short pasta of choice (penne, whatever)
-1 or 2 bell peppers
-a handful or two of spinach
-1/4 cup olive oil
-salt and pepper
-1/4 cup cheese (mozz or parm)
1. Cook a box of short (penne, etc) pasta as directed. Reserve about .5-1 cup of the cooking water, drain and put pasta in a bowl.
2. In same pot, put 1/4 a cup of olive oil. Add 1-2 bell peppers, sliced, and 1 onion. If you’re so inclined and the family patriarch does not have an overly sensitive nose, add .5-1 clove garlic, mashed up really little (I am very technical with my cooking terms, as you can see).
3. Cook the veggies until they’re tender, about 7 minutes or so. Add the pasta, the reserved water, a handful or two of spinach, about 1/4 a cup of shredded cheese (parm, i think, i don’t remember right off, could be mozz), salt, and pepper. Cook until spinach is wilted (very short amount of time)..
4. Dump in a bowl and serve! Dee-licious!
I cobbled this recipe together from a couple of different ones in Real Simple magazine, and it’s gotten rave reviews both times I made it..