Gift #683: Summer dinner

Today I thought that I’d share one of my favorite summertime meals.  It is quick and easy to make and is perfect for warm summer days of alfresco dining.  After an unusually cool summer, we’ve had a surge in hot, humid weather so it feels much more like the appropriate season now.  I start by cooking pasta – I like fettuccine, but any type of pasta would work just fine.  Bow tie pasta would be pretty.  While the pasta is cooking, I prepare my veggies – this is my favorite part.  I love this meal because it makes good use of whatever you might have on hand.  Any veggies are well suited.  Tonight I used red and green peppers, broccoli, onion, carrots, and tomatoes.

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I sautéed the onion, carrots, and broccoli for just a few minutes in olive oil and used the other veggies raw.  Once the pasta is cooked, drain and return to the pot and coat with a couple heaping spoonfuls of pesto.  Add in the veggies and sprinkle a bit of parmesan cheese.  I rounded out dinner with a salad and some garlic bread.  Yum!  And leftovers are good either warm or cold.

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Enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend!

Blessings to you,

Sarah

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