Ebay business has slowed, giving me more time to cook and take care of other things that have been left to collect dust. Well, ok, dust still being collected, but I am cooking.
Summertime is my favorite recipe season, vegetables straight from the garden is heaven on earth. One of my best easy recipes for using the produce is pasta primavera, I have 2 simple and wonderful ways to make it. First, just use whatever is ready at the time, right now tossing in some new peas and potatoes would be amazing! I just picked up asparagus and onions and mushrooms for last night's dinner, pretty darn good.
The recipe No. 2: Same as number one, but this time we add homemade alfredo sauce. A very simple but one of the best alfredos I've ever had is to melt 1 stick of butter, add in 1 cup cream or half and half, cook and stir until the cream has warmed. Start adding in grated parmesan a bit at a time, stirring until thick and cheese is mostly melted (total about 1 to 2 cups cheese, I just keep adding until it is the right thickness.) Sprinkle generously with nutmeg and add to pasta and vegetables. This makes a lot of sauce, enough to serve a large bowl of pasta to 8 or more (I think I've served up to 12 with this). For the 4 of us, I use 1/2 stick of butter and 1/2 cup cream.