Monday, July 6, 2015

Simple Summer Dinners

Well hello there.  Yes, we are still blogging.  Summer projects are keeping me very busy - but it also means there will soon be lots of stories to share.

Last week my son and I drove to a local farm where we were able to purchase wonderful, fresh, Ontario grown produce.  In fact - it was all grown and hand picked on this farm, East of Toronto, which has 150 acres of hand picked crops along with many other delicious treats.  When we got home, I sliced the broccoli, red pepper, and cherry tomatoes and then sprinkled them with olive oil and za'atar.

I threw these onto a parchment lined baking sheet into the oven to bake for about 30 minutes (at 425F).

In the meantime, I cooked a whole box of spaghetti (Catelli Smart Pasta).  After draining the spaghetti, I added some extra virgin olive oil, approximately 1/4 cup of butter, and some Parmesan cheese.  Now the pasta was ready to be topped with the roasted vegetables.

I also washed and chopped the fresh romaine lettuce I purchased and tossed it in homemade New Wave Caesar Salad Dressing (from the Vegetarian Menu in Bonnie Stern's Friday Night Dinners) along with some croutons and more Parmesan cheese.

And that's it.    It was delicious.  Our company loved it too.

Is there a better way to end a summer day then with a quick, simple, farm fresh and delicious dinner?

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