While Miss Cranky Pants was taking her 20 minute power nap, (Yes she only sleeps for 20 minutes during the day...woah is me) I set to work chopping all the vegtables needed for tonight's meal. On the menu tonight was Vegetable Pasta Sauce served with Whole Wheat Pasta. As I heard the yells of "I'm awake get me know!" coming from Willow's room dinner was pretty much made and I could relax knowing Hubby would get a great meal that really required little effort on my part.
|Ingredients for tonight's meal minus the pasta|
2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can whole tomatoes, undrained
11/2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1 small yellow squash cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 small zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 can tomato paste
4 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon black pepper
Hot cooked pasta
Parmesan cheese and fresh basil for garnishing (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients excpt pasta and garnishes in slow cooker, stirring thoroughly to combine. Cover; cook on LOW 6-8 hours.
2. Serve over cooked pasta. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil, if desired.
|The finished meal.|