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Quick Italian Penne Dinner

When you have a crazy assortment of ingredients and not a lot of time you end up with something like this, an Italian Penne Dinner.

Penne with Tomatoes and Basil
Penne with Tomatoes and Basil

On my quest to eat healthier, I’ve been eating better portions and more vegetables. In my AeroGarden currently I have three types of lettuce which actually produce quite a bounty. I also have some fresh herbs in it, a nice healthy Genovese Basil plant is one.

Ingredients :

  • 3 oz Penne Pasta ( I used Barilla)
  • 1 Hot House tomato (Roma may have been better)
  • 3 leaves of Fresh Basil
  • Garlic Salt and Parmesan
  • Robusto Olive Oil

This is too easy, just boil some pasta. When done, mix the pasta with Olive Oil, add the basil and tomato, add a bit more olive oil and mix. Top with a bit of garlic salt and Parmesan and you have a great meal.

Picadillo Recipe

Watching an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives inspired me to take a stab at a Cuban dish, Picadillo. It is kind of a Spanish version of an Italian bolognese style sauce usually served over rice. This is another adaptation that was made with ingredients that were laying around the pantry.

Picadillo Recipe:

Homemade Picadillo
Homemade Picadillo

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