Thursday, August 19, 2010


I love to cook.

I'm not one of those "follow a recipe" type of people either, I'm a, "throw it all in a pot and hope for the best," kinda girl.

Tonight, I cooked for my husband for the first time in our marriage.  Kind of sad seeing as we've been married for almost a week, but true.  It's hard to cook for anyone when you're barely home.

Suffice it to say that I felt like I had to go big.  My husband loves Italian food, but more specifically anything involving pesto.  So, I decided to try something new - and it turned out great!  Hope you enjoy!

Chicken Penne Primavera

Boil up some pasta - cook until al dante.
In a large sauce pan (or wok) heat some EVOO and brown one or two chicken breasts.  Remove.

Saute the following in the same pan:
1 Onion
1 Small Zuccini (yellow or green)
1/2 a Green Pepper
5-8 Mushrooms (your choice), sliced
2 roasted red peppers (from a jar)
4 artichoke hearts (from a can) halfed or quartered
2 roma tomatoes, cut into chunks

When the veggies have leaked all their juices into the pan/wok (whatever), add two very heaping tablespoons of pesto (fresh is better, but it works from a jar too) and mix together.  Add the chicken and heat.

Mix the veggie, chicken and pesto mixture with pasta in the pan & serve...with lots of fresh Parmesan/Asiago cheese.

It always makes way too much, but is always great for lunches the next day.


It must have been good, he has passed out on the couch.

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