Pasta on the Patio

Even with our hot, humid Southern Summer nights, we (every now and then…) get a bit of relief and it’s a bit cooler. Perfect for a quick, easy, light pasta dinner on the patio.

Patio Landscaping

Yes, it could involve a fan blowing on our legs to keep the mosquitoes away…but we don’t seem to mind that.

Here’s what we did – while the noodles cook, saute sliced mushrooms in a bit of olive oil, add some chopped garlic, fresh chopped tomatoes, a bit of tomato paste, fresh ground pepper,  and pasta water at the end. Simmer a bit, and voila! Dinner! Pasta goes in bowl, grated Parmesan cheese on top, and a sprig of basil. BOOM – Dinner is served!

Yes, that is fresh basil from the garden.

Pasta Dinner

Yes, you have to maintain the proper twirl!

Pasta with wine

And finally – YES, you must enjoy this with a nice glass of red wine. Surely, that helps with the mosquitoes, too?!?

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About Our Kitchen Inventions

Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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