I recently discovered the greatness of Google Reader. It is a great way to keep track of great blog or recipe resources, and today was my first chance to really use it. I try really hard to not do much web surfing at work, but Google Reader allows me to check up on multiple sites without looking like too much of a slacker (at least that's what I tell myself!). I wanted to make something nice for dinner tonight, and planned to stop by the grocery store on my way home. So my goals were quick, simple, and not too many groceries to carry home. My answer: a Dinner Tonight recipe from Cooking Light.
Farfalle with Sausage, Cannellini Beans, and Spinach (adapted from Cooking Light, Nov. 2007)
PreparationCook pasta according to package directions, in salted water. While pasta is cooking, prepare the 'sauce'.
Drain sun-dried tomatoes in a small sieve over a bowl, reserving 2 teaspoons oil; slice tomatoes. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add sliced tomatoes, reserved 2 teaspoons tomato oil, onion, and sausage to pan; cook 10 minutes or until sausage is browned, stirring to crumble. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute. Add seasoning, pepper, and broth to pan. Stir in spinach; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until spinach is tender. Stir in pasta, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid (if needed), and beans. Sprinkle cheese over each serving.