04 February 2011
Sliced onion & garlic - large pieces because Aidan likes them that way
Fresh carrots, pealed and chopped
Green Beans (frozen, French-cut)
Spinach (frozen, chopped)
Cooked gemelli pasta
Normally I use Barilla Plus pasta, but Gemelli is still my all-time favorite shape (as seen in the above photos). I cook the veggies over low heat in whatever stock is handy, then mix in the cooked pasta. My favorite seasoning is actually a pork seasoning my sister-in-law's parents get in their hometown of Decatur, IL. I'm seriously obsessed with it, and will put it on almost everything. While I love fresh veggies, obtaining them in Wisconsin during the dead of winter isn't without its challenges (and just where are they coming from?) so most of the time ours come frozen. I definitely appreciate my fresh, garden veggies much more come summer!