Tuesday, June 5, 2012

READY Spaghetti


"I think that it is in part standard operating procedure," Axelrod said of going going ahead with transition months ahead of the election. But he added it's "not standard operating procedure necessarily to make a big point of it."

READY Spaghetti

Plan to serve something healthy for dinner...just don't send out a press release.

1 lb. whole wheat spaghetti
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 shallot, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small yellow squash, diced
2 cups small broccoli florets
1 green pepper, chopped
3 cups chopped fresh plum tomatoes (6-8)
1/2 cup white wine
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
6 cups packed baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Heat large pot of water to boiling.

Meanwhile, heat 2 Tbsp. oil in large skillet.  Add shallot; cook and stir 2 minutes or until tender, adding garlic during last minute cooking time.

Stir in squash, broccoli and pepper.  Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.  Stir in tomatoes, wine, salt and pepper; cover and cook 3 minutes.  Add spinach; stir gently until spinach is just wilted.  Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.

Cook pasta as directed; drain.  Toss pasta in large serving bowl with remaining olive oil, then add sauce and toss gently.  Top with remaining cheese.

Timing is perfect if you add pasta to water right after you add tomatoes, etc., and cover skillet.

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