Pasta, Recipes

for the lazy cook: spinach macaroni and cheese

I needed something quick and cheap to fix. Came up with this. And, what do you know, it got a thumbs-up from the family.

1 box Kraft macaroni cheese and all the ingredients called for on the box and the cheese packet in the box
1 cup of frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 cup  milk mixed with 1 tsp cornstarch
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt

Barely cook the macaroni (less than al dente). Drain the water. Mix in all the ingredients. Bring to a gentle boil. Pour into greased casserole dish. Bake 30 minute in 350 degrees.

Pasta, Recipes

babybella angel hair

Babybella Angel Hair served with Fyl's Chicken Parmesan (infinitely better than your average Chicken Parmesan!)

18 ounces (approximately), angel hair pasta cooked al dente
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup sliced onions
1 cup chopped baby Portabella  mushrooms
1 to 2 tsp crushed red chili
1/2 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp minced garlic, divided
1/3 cup red wine
handful of parsley springs
handful of basil leaves
1 cup whole black olives
1 cup diced, seeded fresh firm Roma tomatoes
salt to taste
Parmesan cheese, generous helping (optional)

Heat olive and butter in large, deep skillet. Lightly brown onions. Add mushrooms red chili, pepper 1/2 Tbsp garlic and salt to taste. When mushrooms are well cooked. add wine, parsley and basil. Boil for about 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Taste for salt. And the rest of the ingredients and toss.