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 110° 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.  


Pepper Pasta

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
Grated Parmesan 

* add grilled chicken if you need more umph.  

In large skillet over medium high heat add olive oil.  Sauté 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.