and pasta.. OH!!! my love for pasta....:swoons:
My picture taking skills were on the lame side last night.. I'm not proud of my behavior. Truth is, I started with these ingredients & made the rest up as I went. So pictured is where we started :)
1 summer squash; cut into cubes
1 zucchini squash; cut into cubes
1 head of garlic, top cut off, not peeled
1 red onion, cut into cubes
1 red pepper; cut into cubes
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 sprig of Rosemary
1 box of ziti
1 cup of ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of grated Romano cheese
2 Tablespoon butter
Chopped basil & parsley
1 cup frozen peas
Toss all of the veggies with a generous drizzle of olive oil a place on a foil-lined cookie sheet . Tuck rosemary spring under veggies & make sure the the garlic clove has oil drizzled on top of it. Season with salt & pepper.
Roast in a 425 degree oven for about 25 minutes. Remove rosemary sprig & garlic cloves. When garlic is cool enough, squeeze the roasted garlic from the bulb; set aside.
While vegetables are roasting, bring a pot of water to a boil & season generously with salt. Cook pasta until the al dente stage, a few minutes less than what the directions on the box state.
Drain pasta, reserving about 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
Return pasta to pot, add veggies, along with any accumulated juices, the ricotta, 1/3 of each of the shredded cheeses, the roasted garlic& mix. *revised directions* also mix frozen peas.. no need to defrost, the heat from the other veggies & pasta will warm them.. Add reserved pasta water. Season again with slat & pepper.
Pour mixture into a buttered 9x13 inch baking dish & top with remaining shredded cheeses & pats of butter. Cover with aluminum foil.
Bake in 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Remove foil, place under broiler for about a minute, the garnish with chopped herbs.
I like to drizzle a bit of EVOO on top top after it is all finished :)
*revised* see those pretty peas in there that I forgot the first time. poor peas :(
I also made whole wheat garlic cheese bread using the bread from our bread share of our CSA
ok.. that was a seriously post, eh? I needed to remember everything that I did before I forgot it.. makes sense, eh?
now I'm exhausted :phew: