Saturday, November 6, 2010

Recipe review: Pasta with tender greens

I made this Pasta With Tender Greens recipe (thanks, Lauren!), and it was delish. In fact, I'm counting down the minutes until lunchtime so I can put a dent in the leftovers. Yum.

I used beet greens from the garden and followed the recipe pretty closely but used pureed oven-roasted tomatoes in place of the tomato paste. Here's my gripe with tomato paste: Recipes usually call for one or two tablespoons, but the smallest cans contain much more than that and so I end up with almost-full cans of the stuff spoiling in my fridge every time I use it. When I lived in Italy the tomato paste came in toothpaste-like tubes that kept it fresh longer. Those probably exist here too, don't they?

Bet you regret asking me to explain my gripe with tomato paste, don't you?


Lauren said...

So glad you liked? Did your kids enjoy it? My 4 year old was not into it, but the little guy was..

Good idea with the oven roasted tomatoes. I hate having the leftover paste, too. I am in the same predicament with organic low fat buttermilk right now from an Irish brown bread recipe. I might have to make more loaves and freeze them or give them away, just to get rid of this buttermilk.

Deirdre said...

Sidamo liked it but was too exhausted to eat much that night. Nora cleaned her plate.

Buttermilk: What about some buttermilk pancakes or waffles? They freeze great so you can have quick and easy breakfasts on hand.

Lauren said...

I made the pancakes! Thanks for the idea.. :)