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25 July 2007 @ 05:29 pm
Dinner Recipe  
This is the best pasta dish that I've ever had, EVER.  And I live on pasta.  Mom made it for me and I've made it twice since.  If you don't love it, I'll kiss your...  something.  Maybe.  

I think it came from Giada de laurentiis' Everyday Italian.  I like her even though she is too beautiful to be true.

Persephone's Perfect Pasta (Yeah, technically it isn't mine, but I gave her credit, right?)

12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved  (I use grape tomatoes!)
3 scallions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, microwaved for 10 seconds, diced
1 oz (who am I kidding?  I used more than 1 oz.  It's cheese!) parmesano reggiano, grated
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 Tbsp olive oil (Yeah, I probably used more than this, too.  Judge me.)
4 oz. (Pfft.) fresh mozzerella cheese, cubed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1pkg. spaghetti, cooked

Chop all your ingredients and put them in a large bowl.  Let them reach room temperature...  then add the hot cooked spaghetti.  Toss & serve.  My family eats this as a meal with salad, but the non-vegetarians out there can pair it with a piece of grilled chicken and it's TO.  DIE.  FOR.  Best thing about it right now is that it doesn't heat up the kitchen.  Man, it's hot here.

Mom says, and I agree wholeheartedly, that the quality of the ingredients that go into this is what makes it SO good.  You could use dried basil and grated mozzerella from the package and the Kraft grated parmesan, but instead of OMGWonderful!  It will probably just be...  meh.  For me, I've had it the good way, I'm not taking any chances!  Also, mom says that cooking the garlic a little in the microwave takes some of the 'Oh, my gosh, that's garlicky' flavor away.  I'm paraphrasing, here.

Anyway, enjoy!

And.... does anyone on the f-list speak French?  I'm learning, and need some websites that might help me along.
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shady121 on July 25th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
Je parles francais, comme ci-comme ca. Mon pere (bought) Rosetta Stone. (Pour Italien, mai, vous (have) francais (also).

So I'm rusty. Oh well. Rosetta Stone is your best bet. Yes, $175 down the drain, but it'll help.
shady121 on July 25th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
Oh! I have CDs if you'd like to borrow them as well. They work well. I also have arab.
ScarlettRayne2: Oblivate me!scarlettrayne2 on July 26th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
Well, I know what I'm cooking for dinner on Friday. lol. I took French for three years in high school and watch French movies sometimes. I also understood what shady121 wrote. Does that count?
Carmenhumbuggirl on July 26th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
I'm actually drooling after reading that recipe. It's a good job I'm going food shopping tomorrow so I can have a go at it!
dL: whogivesmestrengthdieloreley on January 27th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
Going to make this for dinner before our youth leaders' meeting. Wish me luck! I'll tell you how it goes. :)
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on January 27th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
It's still one of my favorites!
dL: foodheartdieloreley on January 27th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
Hmm... I might have to work on my tossing skillz but the smell that came off it was incredible, even when there was no pasta left in the pot! I'm definitely making it again. Thanks, Carrie!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on January 27th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)