This is a made-up recipe but it is so good that I think I could eat it happily every day for the rest of my life. Right now the zucchini and yellow squash is so good in the store. So here's the scoop: Take one smallish red onion and dice it finely. Saute in a bit of olive oil or if you are really living large, butter. Next dice two zucchini and one yellow squash. I like to cut them in half lengthwise and then cut them again so they are a smallish cube sized dice. Throw them in with the onion with a little more butter. Next slice the mushrooms. Use as many as you like. Cook this all until all the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms and squash have become a bit carmelized. While this is happening, cook 1/2 lb. penne pasta. Reserve a bit of the cooking liquid from the pasta and drain. When squash mixture is tender, add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of cream. Yes...I said cream. Cook until heated through and slightly thickened. Salt and pepper well. Then add the pasta with any additional cooking liquid if the pasta doesn't get well coated in the creamy vegetable mixture. Top with lots of parmesan cheese and fresh basil chiffonade. Yummy! Perfect with a nice glass of white wine. Cheers!
I am a Mom to two fabulous children, Maggie (23) and Daniel (19). I live in Kansas with my hardworking husband,, and my three darling dogs. I am a writer. My dream of all dreams is to move to Pismo Beach or Grover Beach and open a little restaurant that only serves breakfast and lunch called The Black Cat Cafe or a fabulous hotdog stand like the old Der Weinerschnitzel and live in a ramshackle beach cottage filled with hardwood floors, books, rag rugs, dogs, cats and sandy feet. I'd also have to have great cushy furniture, beautiful flower gardens, lots of chippy paint and a ramshackle rocker on the front porch to watch the waves from. Heavenly. If that didn't pan out I'd settle for a hillbilly cabin in the Ozarks filled with quilts and my favorite mason jars. I would plant a huge veggie garden and befriend raccoons and walk around in moth eaten sweaters. I'm not crazy, just a little eccentric.