Monday, December 28, 2009

A Penne For Your Thoughts

Cooking (especially baking) can be extremely intimidating when starting out. From the minute you enter the grocery store... "Oh gosh! What's the difference between a flank steak & a round eye roast?! How am I supposed to know that feta cheese & goat cheese are different?! Arrrrgh!

Jane of all Trades Advice: Practice makes perfect and if you don't use it, ya lose it. So get cookin'! Here is a delicious recipe (created by yours truly) to get you started.  

Penne Romano

Penne 2

  Recipe serves 4 - 6 

You Will Need:
1 box penne
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 cups spinach
6 cloves garlic
1 lb. seasoned turkey sausage 
1 cup grated fresh Romano cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
dash of cayenne pepper

Cut sausage in 4 parts & cook on medium heat
In separate pan, pour 1/2 cup of olive oil on high heat
Once oil starts to smoke, reduce heat and add mushrooms, spinach & garlic
...Cook through

Then add:
cooked sausage (cut up into 1 inch pieces)
diced tomatoes
1/2 cup Romano cheese
 ...and cook until hot & bubbling

Serve with a dusting of Romano cheese & basil