Friday, November 25, 2005

Twice-Cooked Bliss

On our return from Margytown, we needed something quick, easy, and devoid of turkey for night-after-Thanksgiving dinner. Remember my gushing a few days ago about how great it is to have preprepared meals in the freezer? Well, if these meals yield leftovers, life is too good to be true.

While Margy soaked in a hot bath, I took the leftover penne with meat sauce out of the fridge. I had some bread on the counter that was going stale, so rather than pitch it I chopped the crunchy crust into coarse crumbs, mixed them with a drop of olive oil, and threw them on the pasta along with lots of grated Parmesan. Tossed it in the oven at about 400 degrees for 40 minutes, covered with foil the first half of baking time and then uncovered so it would brown, and voila! Along with a salad -- dinner.

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