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Browned butter infused with sage gives this simple meal a gourmet taste without the hassle or expense. Tossed in one pan with the new Barilla® Pronto Pasta, your weeknights just got easier!
‘Feast’ is a word with an almost singular connotation – that of ravenously consuming huge quantities of typically fine food and even finer wine. Like the climax of a grand symphony, a feast is the crescendo of our humanity, where we cast worry, pain, and temperance aside and indulge momentarily in all the carnal pleasures of the palate. Whether to celebrate some momentous occasion, a special holiday, or simply for the sake of it, to truly ‘feast’ is to truly indulge our humanity.
Preconceptions aside, however, for most the idea of ‘feasting’ can be as simple as merely indulging a delightful weekday meal, perhaps enhanced by a glass of good wine, some crusty Italian bread ,and hard cheese.
Personally, I’ve always been more of a before and after fellow. While mounds of good food are difficult to overcome, I typically find myself drawn far more to the idea of idea of lingering with company over an antipasto and aperitifs, or melting into a background of dim lights and Latin beats over black coffee as a drowsy midnight looms.
While I can’t help you find time for the before and after bit of that equation, one need never skip or skimp on the meal.
For example, I recently put together a classic Italian pasta dish of brown butter and sage over Barilla Pronto Penne – which I picked up at my local Stop & Shop. Using just a few simple key ingredients, this dish is as rustic and traditional as comes, except of course for the much reduced prep time courtesy of the Pronto Penne which cooks up straight away.
To begin, we add butter and oil into a large frying pan, preferably cast iron, and allow the butter to melt and then brown. We then add in garlic, sage and mushrooms, and toss in the spinach once the mushrooms have reduced. Then prepare the Barilla Pronto Pasta as directed, plate it with the sautéed garlic, mushrooms and spinach, and you’re done.
Serve the dish with some Italian bread, perhaps some olives, a nice infused oil, and you have a weekday feast that’s so simple to put together there’s never an excuse to skimp or skip.
What are some of the ways you keep dinners interesting during the week? We would love to hear from you, and make sure you grab some New Barilla® Pronto Pasta next time you shop at Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, or Martin’s Food Markets. Barilla Pronto Pasta is also available through Peapod!
Enjoy with Love,