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 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.