Monday, September 13, 2010

It's the little things in life...

I *love* it 
...when a new magazine comes in the mail...
...and a new recipe catches my eye...
....and I have everything on hand to make it for dinner...
...the same day...

*love it*

...and I love it...
...when my family all sits down together for dinner...
...and Cloe thanks God for our food (which she can't wait to eat)...
...and they all smile and ask what the new dish is...
...and they clean their plates...
...and ask for more...

*love it*

...and then they all say "Thank you"...
...and hugs and kisses abound...
...for a simple new recipe...

*love it*

Whole-wheat Penne with Tomatoes and Red Onions

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved  (I used Roma tomatoes from our garden)
1/2 medium red onion, sliced
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
Coarse salt
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
8 ounces whole wheat penne (I used the whole box)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1/4 c. ricotta cheese

Preheat broiler.  Toss tomatoes and onion with 2 teaspoons oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and the red pepper flakes.  Broil until tomatoes are just starting to brown, 5-7 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.  Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 c. cooking water.
Toss warm pasta with garlic, remaining olive oil and 3/4 tsp. salt (or less).
Stir in tomato mixture and the oregano.
Add 1/4 c. reserved cooking water to moisten.  Stir in remaining water as needed.

Serve with 1 tablespoon of ricotta stirred into each serving.
 *Thank you for a lovely recipe, Martha Stewart Living September 2010

What are your little things in life?

3 comments:

H-Mama said...

oh my! this looks and sounds de.lish. will have to try soon! love your *love* list. ;)

bass family said...

looks awesome! I too am wildly thrilled when all of the girls actually like something I've cooked, and even asked for seconds. Means even more if I've spent a lot of time on it!

Anonymous said...

Yum. Tried a new recipe last night, got good reviews from the men folk, then Titus promptly came down with the flu. Lovely. Might be a long (long, long) while before I try that recipe again. --Jess