ARF/5-A-Day #84

by Cate on August 22, 2007

Sometimes simple is best. It was 5:30 pm and I realized I had no idea what to make for dinner. Hadn’t even given it a thought until then, getting distracted with work and a painting project. A quick rummage through the fridge unearthed a half-package of grape tomatoes and a plan was born. I tossed the tomatoes on a baking sheet, and drizzled them with extra virgin olive oil and a smattering of cracked black pepper and sea salt. I popped them in the oven at around 375 and let them do their thing. While they were roasting, I put a big pot of water on the stove. After it boiled, I tossed in some thin spaghetti. Once cooked, I mixed the spaghetti with the roasted tomatoes, shaved Parmesan cheese, and a little bit of butter and called it dinner. Was it ever delicious … managing to use things I had on hand, and qualifying as my ARF/5-A-Day contribution, it was perfect. Now for what everyone else made…

Cook. Craft. Enjoy. is back this week with a veggie-friendly salsa:

The Chocolate Lady is speaking my language this week, with one of my favorite vegetables – artichokes! Her Alfredo Viazzis Artichoke Pasta sounds fab:

I Like to Cook gets saucy with a very versatile recipe, RedRum Raspberry Sauce:

What Smells So Good gets grilling with a chicken and green chile dish:

The Food Blogga joins us this week treading the controversial waters of fruit in a savory salad … I’m all for it, and her Watermelon and Mesclun Salad looks like a keeper:

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Kelly Mahoney August 22, 2007 at 2:08 am

Mmmm, the possibilities. I’ve gotten so caught up before that I realize it’s almost time for bed and I haven’t eaten!

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Cynthia August 22, 2007 at 7:47 pm

Those quickly thrown together meals are often among the tastiest.

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Tery Spataro August 22, 2007 at 9:43 pm

omg that pasta looks so yummy! I’m a huge pasta fan. How are you?

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Susan August 22, 2007 at 11:57 pm

Mmm…love all the healthy and delicious fare!

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