Friday, May 19, 2006
Pasta is a wonder food.
Available in so many varieties of grains, sizes, shapes, colors - and it always 'saves the day' when you don't know what to make for dinner!
Such was the case when I made this dish. Close to dinnertime... no idea what to make... no leftovers in the fridge... but I had a hankering for pasta!
I looked around at what veg I had on hand. There sat a teeny butternut squash looking back at me. I don't typically use winter squash in pasta, but this little guy had been sitting on my counter for a couple of weeks, and it was time to give it some love!!!
I took a few notes while prepping, and am so glad I did, because this dish tasted spectacular! Along with the butternut squash, I included fresh garlic, grated zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chickpeas, fresh tomatoes and fresh tarragon. I have some fresh tarragon growing in the garden, and it paired beautifully with the squash.
I will definitely recreate this recipe for the new cookbook, though I think I'll wait until the fall when winter squash are in season again. If any of you have a recipe name that comes to mind for this one, please chime in (because I don't even know where to begin, and as you know, recipe naming is not a specialty of mine!)
Oh, and I'll update you soon on the names chosen for those other recipes!
Posted by Dreena