Fast and Fabulous - Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Oil Spaghetti

It's a busy time of year and personally, I can't believe December crept up on us soooo fast! We are fortunate enough to have avoided the ice storms and snowy weather that has plagued so many people across the northern hemisphere. Don't hate me...can't help it we are having unseasonably warm weather here!

This brings me to the theme at I ♥ Cooking Club for this week. Fast and Fabulous - a good theme and plan for those busy evenings when you need supper on the table pronto. A hot bowl of pasta is always great.

I prepared Garlic, Chilli Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Oil Spaghetti.



I don't know why I didn't think of having a "tiny wine" with my meal before. Perfect amount for a light meal. I missed having my husband home to share supper and when he's gone, I never think to open an entire bottle of wine as I usually have one glass (when he's away). These small bottles are great for that purpose.

Anyway, it was very good! I had to reheat it as my son called just as I was hauling everything outside. Could have said I will call you back but, it's always good to talk to him. The devil dogs (Shibas) did not wish to join me for dinner on the patio. Probably still looking for Doug.

My version of Garlic, Chilli and Olive Oil Spaghetti

Cooked the pasta, a breeze since I actually had some on hand that was cooked. Careful use of leftovers means saving money. I just had to shock it in boiling water.

In my small cast iron skillet I heated good quality olive oil then sautéed sliced garlic with sun-dried tomatoes. The chillis would be too tough on my tender stomach so I substituted something red and something I like. A little bit of parsley and a little bit of mozzarella cheese and I was ready for a bowl meal. Even if I had to cook the pasta this would be on the table in under 20 minutes.

Here is the original recipe...... From Donna Hay's Modern Classics 1




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16 comments:

Pam said...

I've made this before and it is yummy!

Mae Travels said...

Sounds very good. Even winter tomatoes would probably work, as they develop a tiny bit of flavor when heated, but sun-dried tomatoes sound delicious.

Mae Travels said...

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Elizabeth said...

Oh my...this looks soooooo good.

THANKS for sharing.

kitchen flavours said...

I love pasta like this with simple ingredients that brings lots of flavours! Looks good!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Tina!

Simply delicious I'm sure. Love the idea of "tiny wine."

Thanks for sharing...

Kim said...

Aww, Tina you are a sweet lady for sure! I can understand why you put your dinner off to talk to Tristan and I think it's really sweet and speaks well of your marriage that you missed Doug at dinner time. This does look like a wonderful meal to pamper yourself with! Glad you found a mini bottle of wine for yourself.lol

Debra Eliotseats said...

I love quick and easy pasta dishes like this. It's perfect for a dinner for one!

Zosia said...

That looks delicious! I love your changes, using sun dried tomatoes and adding cheese (but I would have included the chillies as well)

Michelle said...

Hi, Tina. Just the kind of pasta dish my family loves. Garlicky and topped with cheese! I've saved this and will make it soon.

Deb in Hawaii said...

My favorite dinners are like this--quick, simple and full of flavor. Well worth reheating to spend time talking to your son. ;-)

TeaLady said...

This has been on my short list for quite a while. Gla to know it is good with the tomatoes rather than the chilis.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

This is the perfect fast and fabulous dish, Tina - and I love the idea of a "tiny wine" :-)

小悦工坊 said...

Tina,

Love to read your post , feel warm when you talk about your family. Simple dish like this with a glass of wine is a wonderful meal to pamper yourself when home alone.

sunita rohira said...

Simple combinations work best sometimes. I too drop everything to talk to my son when he calls. All else can wait, except when I need to put the bread in the oven:-).

Kayte said...

Sounds delicious and looks great, and most of all, it does look fast! Nice photo.

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