Thursday, January 20, 2011


If you are looking for a quick dish, that is light and tasty this is it.

PENNE HAM SKILLET from taste of home
I love this pasta, it is simple and it is tasty. It went together like a dream, not the kind where you are running naked through the streets as a monster chases you...oh you never had that dream? It is like a good dream and a tasty dream where you wake up biting your pillow...oh never had that one either?
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 large sweet red pepper, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
skillet, saute the ham, red pepper, onion, parsley, basil and
oregano in oil and butter for 4-6 minutes or until ham is browned
and vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

Stir in broth and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
Drain pasta; stir into ham mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6

While I was working furiously in the kitchen the boys were doing what boys do...

play, play and play some more.

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