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Menu Plan for Winter II: Week 9, Thursday

Farmhouse Pasta

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       This is one of our favorite pasta recipes.  I've made it for 2 and I've made it for a group of 12.  It's easy, quick, healthy and full of flavor.

Farmhouse Pasta

Total time: 30 minutes
    The sauce cooks in the time it takes to boil the water, so it's quicker if you use fresh pasta.  The recipe is based on one I found ages ago in 'The Book of Sauces'.   The original recipe said to thaw the spinach and squeeze dry... then add water.  That didn't seem very logical to me so I put the spinach in frozen.  The sauce is meant to be very thick - add more water as desired.

Farmhouse Pasta Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium skillet with lid, pot and colander for pasta

Put water on high heat for pasta
Clean mushrooms, onions, garlic
Finely chop mushrooms, onions, garlic
Chop Prosciutto

Sauté mushrooms, onions, garlic, Prosciutto
Add tomato paste, spinach, water, cover, simmer
Start to cook pasta if using dried
    Pause while it all cooks
Cook pasta if using fresh
Add goat cheese, stir, heat through
Drain pasta
Combine pasta and sauce, toss well and serve