Is anyone else ready for summer? I used to dread summer when my kids were little because the days were so long and I always ran out of things to do with them in 110Â° days in Texas. But, now that my boys are older and they can find things to do with their friends I look forward to slower days and afternoons with less carpooling or fighting about getting homework done. Yes, my kids hate doing homework!! They cry, I cry, we all cry and I drink. I swear if we make it through Spanish it will be a true miracle.
So, tonight was one of those nights where everyone was going in a million directions and my husband was headed to the airport. I had about 5 minutes to make dinner. I knew we were not going to be able to sit down tonight as a family and this recipe is perfect to just wait on the stove until someone is ready to eat.
This is a go to recipe when I have NO time or energy.
Makes 4-6 Servings
1 red bell pepper, cut into large bite sized pieces
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into large bite sized pieces
1 green bell pepper, cut into large bite sized pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium red onion, cut into large bite sized pieces
2 Tablespoons capers
3 Tablespoons basil, torn
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 lb. Farfalle pasta (or any short pasta you have on hand), cooked
* add grilled chicken if you need more umph.
In large skillet over medium high heat add olive oil. SautÃ© onions and peppers until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, capers and basil.
Toss pepper mixture with cooked pasta. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.