Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Palamino Pasta, Green Salad, Peas

The palamino pasta recipe is from my mom. She got it years ago in a magazine or newspaper article. My family loved pasta, so this was a favorite growing up!

1 T butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 T flour
3/4 c milk
1/2 c cream (I may just use milk; we'll see)
1/2 t salt
1 1/4 c spaghetti sauce
16 oz bowtie pasta
1/4 c Parmesan cheese (or try 1/2 c mozzarella if you have it)
1/4 c fresh basil, sliced (or try 1 1/2 T dry basil)

green salad

frozen peas

In a large skillet, saute onion, bell pepper and garlic in butter until tender. Add flour and cook 1 minute. Stir in milk, cream, and salt. Bring to a boil at medium-high heat. Stir in spaghetti sauce. (If using dry basil in place of fresh, add that now.) Boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions; drain. Return pasta to pot. Add cooked sauce and toss to coat. Top with Parmesan/mozzarella cheese and fresh basil, if using.

Prepare green salad.

Microwave frozen peas. Season with salt and pepper.

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