Summer Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Croutons
Image by jazzijava
The main event this Mother’s Day dinner – I made everything but the pasta from scratch: roasted chickpeas, the bread for the croutons, the roasted garlic / onion paste – then sauteed it all up at the last minute with the cooked spelt linguine, cherry tomatoes and steamed broccoli rabe. The whole thing was finished with fresh basil, lemon zest and a touch of lemon juice!
The verdict? Mom loved it, the stepdad was ambivalent (I’ll take it as a victory, that man likes nothing I cook, and my stepbrother threw the whole thing out. That hurt, but at least the intended recipient is a fan!