Loaves & Dishes
By Jennie Geisler Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘pasta’
Posted: August 12th, 2014
Food Network's Broken Lasagna With Zucchini-Tomato Sauce will do just fine tonight.

Food Network’s Broken Lasagna With Zucchini-Tomato Sauce will do just fine tonight.

My kitchen is packed to the gills with produce right now. It’s just that time of year. John’s mom came last weekend and brought all kinds of stuff, and I’ve picked up my share here and there around town. It’s kind of nice, because I can look at all these seasonal recipes that come online and say, “Yup, have that, have that, have that, have that …” and realize it’s because all these seasonal summer recipes are made of all the same stuff. You just add grilled chicken, or pasta, or whatever.

Here: If you don’t have it, pick up a yellow squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, onions, garlic. Saute it all in butter or olive oil until it’s a little wilty, a little brown. Make some pasta. Or grilled chicken. Or both.┬áToss it all with a generous amount of Parmesan, salt and pepper.

Also would be good: Sweet corn, peppers, basil, oregano, lemon juice, zest

If you don’t like all that loosey goosei-ness, here’s a recipe, and a pretty photo to boot: Broken Lasagna With Zucchini-Tomato Sauce

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Posted: November 23rd, 2012

Thanksgiving leftovers will probably tide you over today. Or even tomorrow. But sooner or later you'll be craving something else. Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce from Allrecipes.com caught my eye.

I hope everyone had a great meal yesterday. Loyal readers made the list of things I’m thankful for.

Also, big props for tuning in today while others run each other over on their way to the cheap TVs.

I was done with squash. Really done. I kind of overdid it on the butternut variety back in September and October. I couldn’t face the leftovers of one of the soups I made and really haven’t had the taste for it since.
But this recipe for Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce has reeled me back in. It’s vaguely seasonal, but timeless, too. Meatless, but you could definitely toss it with some diced roast turkey if you have any of that lying around.
I have an aging butternut squash sitting on the counter at home. Now that I have this idea, it won’t last the weekend.

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