Food is all about the experience. I LOVE this one. Particularly because of why it was invented…
You see, a couple of weeks ago, I posted on Facebook that I needed more girl friends. I was then overwhelmed by the response from the ones I already have…it’s just that many of them don’t live in the same state as me. This immediately spawned the idea of a visit.
Laura, a girlfriend who I met years ago through my husband, decided to come visit for the weekend. In tow, she brought us a gift of fresh vegetables from Cape Cod along with an INCREDIBLE bottle of wine from one of her local vineyards.
Immediately, we decided to cook an EXTREMELY FRESH dinner together.
Mmmm…the fun part was adding the spices and herbs and getting to taste the sauce over and over again.
One thought to note is to make your sauce a little on the sweet side. When you add in those roasted vegetables, they will absorb some of that sweetness for a really really nice balance.
As for the pasta, I would recommend purchasing it for sake of ease and not spending hours working on this meal. Now, if you feel like spending that time…GO FOR IT! I’m sure it will be amazing. I, on the other hand, trusted the capable hands of my local gourmet grocery store, Agata & Valentina…
AND…the pasta was PERFECT!
VOILA! Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy!
Mmmm…look at it from another angle and see all of those yummy vegetables…DELICIOUS!
Thank you, Laura!
THE Grocery List:
Portion Size: 3-4 People
- Tomato (x4)
- Green bell pepper (x2)
- Zucchini (x1)
- Eggplant (x1)
- Spinach fettuccine
- Garlic (6 cloves)
- Onion powder (1tbs)
- Garlic powder (1tbs)
- Oregano (3tbs)
- Basil (3tbs)
- White Sugar (2tbs)
- Tomato Paste (6tbs)