Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bowties with Italian Sausage and Veggies

This meal is inspired by a man named Benny who works in the cafeteria where I work.
A long time ago they would have a pasta bar once or twice a month and Benny would prepare your lunch to order while singing lounge songs. Nothing like an Italian dish made by a crazy Mexican singing old white people songs. (Is there anyone I didn't offend there?)
Benny would let you pick from linguine or bowties, and you could have sausage or chicken, and he had about six or seven different veggies to pick from. But I'm not Benny so the folks at my house don't get it to order, they get it with whatever I feel like putting in there...and these are the veggies I felt like today.
He would start with some olive oil and garlic...
then throw all your veggies in till they got semi tender.
Then he would toss the pasta on top and stir that around a bit and add the meat.
He had different toppings to pick from too, but I prefer tomato. I've made it before with jarred spaghetti sauce but today I made my own and it was great!
And mine was made while singing along with Jimmy Buffett.

22 comments:

Leslie said...

"a mexican singing old white people songs" lol lol lol.The is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time!!!

John Deere Mom said...

I am printing this right now. Yum, yum!

Dreamgirl said...

Mmmmm.. getting hungry here!


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Donna-FFW said...

This sounds like a delicious one dish meal!

Michele said...

I've got a huge pile of squash from my neighbor's garden...I'm going to use it and make this tonight even though I had something else planned. Yummy! Thanks!

noble pig said...

Hey I'm sure Jimmy would eat that right up! Delicious!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I would love all those mushroom in my pasta!

lilybox said...

Looks yummy. Love pasta..actually i've been told that i eat way too much pasta. I would try that recipe with spinach tagliatelle and loads of parmesan cheese to finish lol. Thanks for the strawberry shortcake recipe!!!

the ungourmet said...

I love Jimmy Buffet, perfect summer tunes!

This dish looks wonderful too!

Katy ~ said...

Looks super duper delish!

Reeni♥ said...

That is hilarious! As well as delicious!

Kim said...

Thanks again for making me laugh out loud. I love how adaptable this dish is. Benny is a smart guy. He should open a pasta joint. This is the same concept as Qdoba or Chipotle or even Subway, except it's pasta : )

Pam said...

Now that's my kind of pasta - looks great.

SugarandSpice said...

So you just left a comment on my blog...You bring your daughter over to get her hair done, and you can cook dinner..or lunch for us while I'm doing her hair?

Julie said...

Sounds like a plan...what'll we have?

Jackie at PhamFatale.com said...

What a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies. Beautiful medley of vegetables!

Monica H said...

You're so funny! I made a pasta digh a few days ago that was very similar to this and it was delicious!

Karine said...

It looks delicious and easy to make! thanks for sharing!

Marta said...

Lovely easy pasta dish. Perfect dinner for a hurried evening!

Tiffany said...

That looks sooo good!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yum! That looks like it would be good hot or at room temp! I'm adding to my recipe file. THANKS!

Laura said...

This looks great. I usually have all these ingredients on hand in the summertime too. Thanks for sharing this one!