Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Quick, Easy, and Delicious Dinner

Since moving into my new apartment I have been cooking a lot! I love it! Cooking and baking are one of my favorite activities! The other day I made a yummy little meal meal that took no time at all! I used the ingredients above and not only was it so good, but it was so easy!
Here's what I did:
First, I filled up a pit about halfway with water and placed it on the stove on high to let the water boil. In the mean time, I took a head of broccoli and cut up the florets to a smaller size. I probably used about a half a cup of broccoli. I love broccoli so I was pretty generous. Once the water had boiled, I put about a cup of bow tie pasta in and let it cook about 8 to 10 minutes. i was just cooking for myself, so if you are cooking for more than one you may want to adjust the amount of pasta and broccoli. I don't have all the proper kitchen tools, so instead of steaming the broccoli, I just took the florets I cut up and placed them in a microwave safe bowl filled with water and throw it in the microwave for about three minutes. I like my broccoli a bit firmer, so depending on how you like it, keep it in for a longer or shorter time. After the pasta cooked I drained it and put it back in the pot with some oil so it wouldn't dry out. Then I dished out some pasta, put some broccoli on top, and sprinkled some Parmesan cheese over everything.
It was as easy as that, and it might be one of my new favorite recipes. I am having my girlfriend over this week for dinner and a show. We are going watch Pretty Little Liars, out new guilty pleasure! I think I am going to make this meal, but add some chicken to the mix!



I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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