It's been a rainy few days and the beautiful summer weather seems to have disappeared. I thought it would be nice to make Mony some pasta tonight since he has been asking for some for a while now. And with the weather gone downhill, a light pasta dish would be a great summer inspired meal.
This pasta is an easy one, not requiring too many ingredients...fresh asparagus (of course!), sun dried tomatoes, shallots, and fresh herbs like parsley and summer savoury. All this was sauteed with some extra virgin olive oil and a few cloves of garlic. Penne was tossed in towards the end and then finished off with a handful of freshly grated grana padano.
Once plated some fresh basil added the final touch to this simple dish.
Mony seemed to really enjoy this meal - so much so that he went for seconds (and thirds). I, on the other hand, had to admire this dish from afar, as I dutifully ate my lean chicken breast and salad. That's the cruel life of a girl who needs to wear a bathing suit in 3 weeks...