It seems like just yesterday I was starting my first semester at the U of A. College was so fun and exciting and so full of possibilities!
Luckily, I won't have to worry about college for my two for several more years. The most pressing thought on their minds is what are we going to eat for supper!
Today was spent unpacking and putting away with very little thought to what I might feed my family. It's times like this that I like to make simple, healthy meals with only 5 or 6 ingredients.
(inspired by this recipe)
1 Ib. Rigatoni pasta
3 c. garlic-flavored croutons (just buy your favorite)
1/4 c. slivered almonds, toasted
1 c. thinly sliced roasted red bell peppers
1/4 c. black olives, sliced
3/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
Add the pasta to a big pot of boiling water and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta into a large bowl.
Place the croutons and the almonds in a food processor and pulse until it is combined and you have fine crumbs. Add the crouton mixture to the cooked pasta and stir until the pasta is well coated. Add the roasted red peppers, black olives and the olive oil. Toss and serve.