Saturday, December 3, 2011

dinner for one

One of the few perks of having an prolonged-MIA hubs is not having to cook meals. My dinners usually consist of yogurt and grapes. Or tortillas and turkey. Or chips and clam dip. And lots of chocolate for dessert. But last night I was in the mood for some substance. I took inventory of the possibilities and made this. Perfect for one. Turned out delicious, if I do say so myself. Just adjust the ingredients for the desired serving.

Portobello Asparagus Pasta

Penne pasta
mini portobello mushrooms, sliced
asparagus tips
heavy whipping cream

Boil the pasta and asparagus tips together, remove asparagus after about five min (don't want them to get too soggy).
In a saucepan, saute garlic and mushrooms in butter and olive oil. Add a splash of whipping cream.
Shake in some basil and oregano. Add asparagus. Simmer on low for a few minutes.

Drain pasta, add to sauce. Toss, salt and serve.

(Didn't have any, but a bit of parmesan on top would be delightful).

1 comment:

Dana said...

Yummy. It sounds so delicious I'm going to have to try that.