2012 challenge by choosing an ingredient that would be easy, yummy, and totally winter appropriate. Plus, I just discovered this wonderful version of pasta when I bought it on accident. I made it for the boys with pasta sauce and ground beef and they (all three of them, this includes my husband) LOVED it. The noodles were easy to grab with your hand (if you are a 20 mo. old) or poke with a fork (if you are a 4 year old). They are also sort of meaty little noodles and I like that (if you happen to be a carb addict like me). One of my favorite things to do for the boys lately is cook some of these up, add a little butter and extra virgin olive oil and toss with Parmesan cheese. It's so easy and they will eat bowls of this stuff. If you can't tell, yes, I have been having A LOT of trouble finding things my boys will eat lately. And by choosing Penne Pasta, I was being a little selfish because this way I'll end up with at least 6 new recipes I can try on the kids.
So I found a recipe that looked really yummy on Punchfork. Have you discovered this site yet? If not, please check it out; it is awesome!
Baked Penne with Chicken and Sundried Tomatoes
From Martha Stewart
Each baking dish serves four; bake one tonight, and freeze the other for a ready-made dinner later on. When ready to cook, bake it straight from the freezer.
Everyday Food, March 2009
- Prep Time 35 minutes
- Total Time 1 hour
- Yield Serves 8