Tuesday, March 13, 2007

quick spring supper

Remember this? Of course you do. You read, thought "ick," and moved on. Fine, then. (Actually, apparently some people didn't, including a recent commenter. Thanks, Misti! )

The other night I did something a little different, only a little, and somehow I know it doesn't sound quite as weird. So maybe you'll try it.

Really it's almost the same as the first one. Whisk together 1/2 cup olive oil, juice and zest of a lemon, and a lot of garlic (I think I used about a tablespoon) in the bottom of a large pasta bowl. Boil up a pound of long skinny pasta--linguine works well. Fry up some bacon (or, in my case, microwave some turkey bacon--I used six slices). Finely grate 1/2 cup to a cup of parmesan.

Toss a clamshell package full of baby spinach leaves in the pasta bowl with the dressing. Break the bacon up into bite-size pieces and toss that in, too. When the pasta is done, drain it and toss it with the salad. Sprinkle parmesan over, toss again, and serve.

See, doesn't that sound good? Now go and try the sausage one another day. It's really pretty much the same thing.


Maria said...

I will try that - sounds good!

Magpie said...

Hmm, I think all those variations sound good...I wonder if my 3yo would eat it.

Caroline said...

Even this vegetarian thinks it sounds good!

Libby said...

You know, Caroline, I was thinking that with toasty parmesan-crispies instead of bacon you'd get much the same effect--you just want something salty/crunchy, I think.