Monday, October 22, 2012

Recipe Time

Hello Everyone,
I haven't been quilting much, but a girl's got to eat!  We had lots of good family time over the time for quilting.
Last night I fixed a new recipe for dinner that is worth sharing. 


Pasta with Pancetta and Arugula

1/2 lb. orchiette pasta
1 (3 oz.) package diced pancetta
2 medium shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup chopped, smoked, sun-dried tomatoes
3 cups coarsely chopped arugula
1-1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions.  While pasta is cooking, saute pancetta, shallots, and garlic in a skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes.  Remove from skillet and keep warm.

Melt butter in same skillet over medium heat.  When butter begins to foam, cook for 1 minute more until golden brown, being careful not to burn.  Add pancetta mixture, tomatoes and cooked pasta to skillet; cook for a minute more to heat through.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Stir in arugula, cheese and pine nuts and toss lightly.  We loved the flavor of all the special ingredients from the pine nuts to the smoked, sun-dried tomatoes.

A loaf of bread and a glass of wine......and you're good!  I figured my greens were in the pasta so I didn't need to make a salad.

I did straighten up my sewing room.  It gets to the point that I can't find anything and my workspace was getting up time for me.  Back to quilting this week.



P.S. Go more time!


  1. Looks yummy, I think I will try it tonight!

  2. It does look great, but please, what is arugula?

  3. Yum! When I can find some pancetta I'll definitely try it, Lynn! Two Italian shops and 5 groceries in town don't carry it - I tried to find some over the weekend for an Ina Garten recipe!

  4. Mmmm, I love pasta... this looks like a great recipe! Do we only get one glass of wine???

  5. looks so very good. thanks for sharing.