Last Tuesday was a very productive evening--cooking-wise. The parents had a "date night" at home, with cheese fondue and homemade bread. Dad and sis worked on that and the final result was a wonderful loaf of bread: Crackly crust and airy interior. Mom made spiced nuts for a snack. Quite tasty--they had sugar, salt, a bunch of spices, and some dried fruit. It was more of a savory snack, and not as sweet as it might sound. A slight kick of spice, too.
Since the parents were having their own meal, I made dinner separately for the sibs and I. It was a simple pasta dish with spinach, roasted red peppers, canned artichokes, and parmesan. I sauteed 2 cloves of garlic in a little olive oil then added the spinach. After that cooked down I added the thinly sliced pepprs and diced artichokes to the mix. I added a little chicken broth, let that and the veggie juices cook down, then seasoned to taste. In the meantime, I got a pot of water boiling and cooked approximately 8 ounces of pasta. I drained that and added it to the veggie mix. Dinner time!
It was fairly easy, but I still need to work on my proportions. I forget that I have a lot of pasta and that there really aren't as many veggies as it seems! Still, it was tasty and there weren't any leftovers. :)