PlazaJen: Passion Knit

Monday, June 02, 2008

Popeye Better Stay Off Our Street for A While....

...James pulled all the spinach last week & cleaned it, giving us about 4 gallon bags of fresh, home-grown spinach. So delish. We were having MommaLinda over for dinner on Saturday night, and he asked if I'd make homemade pasta.

I didn't get any pics of the fettucine drying, but man, it's pretty stuff. The spinach adds so much - flavor, color, and homemade pasta is -to borrow from original Iron Chef- like butterflies on your tongue. So light!
Steaming  Homemade Spinach Noodles
I made a very simple sauce - not even that saucy, per se, but it contained sauteed onions, rough-chopped garlic, italian sausage, baby portobella mushrooms and more spinach. I added some of the pasta water to the pan to give it a little more sauciness; other than that, it stood on its own.
Sausage, Spinach, Mushroom, Onion, Garlic saute
Topped with fresh parmesan, it made for a lovely, rustic dish, replete with fresh garden goodness.
Giant Dish of Pasta

Then, last night, I tried another recipe, involving spinach and ricotta and sauteed onions & garlic - and it completely sucked! Ah well. Can't win 'em all, I guess. I'm able to salvage the mixture to repurpose into lasagne at some point, so at least it wasn't a complete bomb. In any event, we are Vitamin-K,-A, and iron-rich after this past weekend!

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posted by PlazaJen, 12:39 PM