Open a can!

30 Apr

Short on time?  A nutritious dinner can be made quickly with a little creativity and by opening a couple of cans.  Keep some good staples in the pantry as well as the freezer, and dinner can be a snap.  Grab the can opener and let’s go!

Here is a super easy pasta sauce.  Put the sauce together, get a big pot of water boiling, microwave some frozen broccoli, grab some olive oil, balsamic vinegar and some crusty bread.  Dinner is ready.  Here is the sauce recipe:

Amy’s Clam Sauce

  • 3 cans minced clams, drained
  • 1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 8-12 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 t. red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 T. basil
  • 1 T. parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Also, 1 lb. fettucine, 1 large bag frozen broccoli, 1 loaf crusty french bread, olive oil, balsamic vinegar.  This serves my family of 4 easily.

Mix together all sauce ingredients except clams in large sauce pan over medium heat.  Turn heat to a low simmer after sauce begins to boil.   Stir occasionally.  While sauce is simmering, boil large pot of water for the pasta.  Cook pasta.  Slice bread.  When pasta is nearly done, add clams to pasta sauce to heat through and microwave broccoli.

Voila!  Dinner is served!  I serve crusty bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to dip the bread into, and sometimes sprinkle a little cheese onto broccoli while its hot.  This is a quick and easy dinner.  Try it!  Let me know what you think!  Bon appetite!

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