You know you’ve made a fancy proper meal when it has more than one item AKA sides!
This is an easy one that you can make in the time it takes to boil pasta or bake chicken.
Sauteed mushrooms and spinach with garlic –
exactly the ingredients above, plus olive oil for sauteeing and fresh pepper and salt to season
Saute mushrooms (sliced) in olive oil for 3-5 minutes or until soft, then add the spinach and minced garlic and stir until wilted – remove from heat and serve!
Pictured here with a tasty Sauvignon Blanc and Penne and Broccoli
Uh huh. Yup.
Make some quick and easy dough – http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-homemade-thin-crust-pizza-recipes-from-the-kitchn-45499 – layer on some olive oil, then spinach, then mozzarella, then sliced mushrooms, then drizzle with some olive oil and salt and pepper and then shave some parmesan over the top and bake at 500 degrees until the cheese bubbles.
Ever roasted a red pepper? Soooooo much better than normal red peppers.
Then blend it up with some garlic and olive oil and toss with pasta – I added spinach and italian sausage.
I used this recipe for inspiration – http://livelovepasta.com/2013/02/pasta-with-roasted-red-pepper-sauce-and-sausage/