Friday, June 6, 2008

How hot is it ..... ?

..... it is 91 degrees, with a heat index of 99 and it isn't even officially summer yet! No way no how am I turning on an oven. So I made a simple pasta dish with sauteed veggies, quick and easy and no oven involved!

Penne Pasta

1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3 cups of chopped/sliced veggies
(I used a handful of green beans, baby carrots, baby zucchini and grape tomatoes)
1 Tsp. dried mexican oregano
1 Tsp. dried basil
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup white cooking wine
1 pound penne pasta

Bring large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta. While waiting for water to boil, saute garlic and carrots in olive oil over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Add green beans and zucchini and cook an additional 3 minutes. Add tomatoes (cut in half) and sprinkle with salt, pepper, oregano and basil. Add white wine and let simmer for about 2-3 minutes, or until veggies are just tender. I like mine to have a little crispness to them.

Serve over pasta, sprinkle with cheese.


Lucy said...

WOW! those temps are headed here tomorrow, and I can tell you I'm not looking forward to that heat!

What a perfect dish for a hot steamy day!

OhioMom said...

LOL Lucy ... as those who know me well will tell you I get "whiney" about heat!

I swear I am living too far south, gonna cross Lake Erie and move north:)

******* said...

I get whiney too! It's hot here!

OhioMom said...

LOL Maryann ... you can sit with me under the shade tree, and we will have some cheese with our whine :)

giz said...

It's become rather hot and humid here too and that pasta and veggies really looks pretty appealing.

OhioMom said...

Hi Giz

The pic is way off because of the light, but the taste is yummy ... in fact I left the rest the next day with just a touch of warm-up ...

Lisa said...

You could move west. We have temps in the 60's and have had precious little sunshine in months.

Still I love your simple pasta dish and sauted veggies. It looks delicious in any weather!

OhioMom said...

Ah Lisa ... cruel cruel cruel ... LOL!

Today is going to be another heat blaster ... whine whine whine :)

PGL said...

The pasta dish looks yummy. Stop whining Mom. It's hot in Virginia too! :)

OhioMom said...

LOL daughter ... told ya I get whiney, I am moving North !!