Thursday, June 26, 2008

Dinner tonight

O.K. I have to admit it. Dinner tonight was yummy. Wilted lettuce salad. Fresh bread. Cold watermelon. And my ever-popular "Pasta Supreme," so named by my daughters. Here's the recipe:

Pasta Supreme

1/2 lb. Farfale pasta, cooked and drained
1/4 Cup olive oil
1/2 Cup sun dried tomatoes in oil, sliced into thin strips (I got some wonderful homemade sun dried tomatoes at the local Farmer's Market this week and they are SO good!)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Cup broccoli florettes, steamed slightly then drained
Grilled chicken, if you have it
1/2 Cup shredded parmesan cheese

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Set aside. In large skillet, combine olive oil, tomatoes, and garlic. Cook together over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until tomatoes are softened and warm. Add cooked broccoli and grilled chicken; cook an additional few minutes until all the flavors are combined. Add pasta and parmesan cheese and toss everything together. Enjoy!

This is without a doubt one of our favorite dinners.


  1. I make a recipe that is just about identical to this one, only instead of steaming the broccoli, I just toss it into the boiling pasta water during the last couple of minutes of cooking, and then drain everything together. I also add a bit of heavy cream to make more of a sauce. I agree is absolutely delicious! It has been so long since I last made it, that maybe that is what I should make for supper tonight. Thanks for the inspiration.


  2. I have a similar recipe that i also use that's quite a bit more involved. Yours sounds so wonderfully simple. Yummy!!