I sometimes wonder if you guys get sick of me talking about how much I LOVE all these recipes...because I seem to never really have much criticism. And then I thought, well gosh am I not being harsh enough on these recipes, am I just loving them because I loved cooking them all so much??? The more I thought about it the more I though NO WAY! These recipes are all awesome and I wouldn't tell you they were if they weren't! So PLEASE, start cooking friends...I need your opinions! Are they as good as I say they are????? PLEASE help a sister out here. ALSO anyone have any ideas on how to get me some more followers? I was thinking if I had some serious numbers I could send this to the Everday Food company and let them know that I'm promoting their awesome cookbooks!! :) Let me know if you have some ideas, or just tell your friends if you like my blog! THANKS for following me, I love to blog so I hope you love MY blog! :)
Onto the pasta!!!! Seriously another job well done by Miss Martha Stewart and her team of recipe creators! I of course added more spice than the recipe called for, but in my opinion that made the whole recipe. If it weren't for the heat this wouldn't have tons of flavor. I picked some cherry tomatoes from our garden which were so sweet and delicious and paired with the kalamata olives, oh man it was AWESOME! Do you have some tomatoes you aren't sure what to do with...here ya go, super easy, super good and super powers! Ok I lied the last one isn't true, but wouldn't that be sweet?! ;)
Ironically enough as I'm blogging this, Logan is eating this pasta for lunch. In one word he describes this pasta as "Bananas"...supposedly its so good its Bananas! Well don't ask, he's crazy, but an accurate rater in my opinion (for the most part).
Tomato and Olive Penne
1 lb penne
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1/4 lb cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or more)
1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup parmesan
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
Heat oil over med heat, add garlic and cook about 1 min. Add cherry tomatoes, oregano, red pepper flakes and S&P. Reduce heat to low and cook stirring until tomato juices run, about 3 min.
Add penne, olives, parsley and parm, toss to combine.
COME ON PEOPLE, HOW EASY IS THIS!!!!????
20 min MAX!
Logan Rating: ****