I've never been a huge fan of regular old, pasta with tomato sauce. But I'm discovering that there are plenty of other pasta dishes that I do love. I've also been trying to use what we have in our kitchen recently, as well as eat more vegetarian dishes since it is cheaper and healthier. With these guidelines in mind, this is what I came up with for dinner last night.
Jeff and I had just gotten back from swimming, and I had no idea what we were going to eat. Since I've starting my fun and very busy job, I've had a hard time planning ahead for meals. My dear husband is great at doing this, but he also has been busying working on a paper for class, and he hadn't come up with anything, either. So it was after 7pm, and I needed something quick and good.
But here is what I made:
Sage and Brown butter tortellini with mushrooms, onions, and peppers
Melt 1 to 1.5 sticks butter in a large skillet.
Chop several tablespoons of fresh sage and add to pan when butter is melted.
Add some finely chopped mushrooms, onions, and peppers to butter. (I'm guessing you could use whatever veggies you like. This is what I had on hand.)
Continue to cook until butter turns brown. 5-10 minutes (??)
Add salt and pepper to taste.
After cooking pasta, add pasta to skillet and mix.
Serve with salad and top with parmesan, if desired. (I had some fresh asiago that I grated on top. It was de-licious.)
So there you have it - a quick, very tasty dinner in about 20 minutes. And when I tasty, I mean tasty - this is one of the best things Jeff and I have eaten recently. (Jeff is graciously letting me eat the leftovers for dinner tonight when I'm on call. He gets to eat whatever they are offering in the cafeteria.)
Quick and Tasty always works for me.