Friday, October 4, 2013

Meatless Friday-Honey Butter Carrot And Bean Pasta Toss

If you made it through my last post, you know that Mr. Cupcakes has a new job. Well, it isn't really new anymore, but it might be new news to you!

Anyway, he works lots of weird shifts and hours, so I often find myself cooking him suppers at odd times, sometimes to eat right away and sometimes to take to work later. Such was the case this morning. Eight in the morning and I had pasta going.

I really love to cook with fresh ingredients, but sometimes I just simply don't have time, as was also the case this morning, so I turn to canned ingredients. This mornings lunch(and probably supper too) is easy and inexpensive to make, but filling and tasty as well. If you like slightly sweet dishes, that is.

Honey Butter Carrot And Bean Pasta Toss

1 box penne pasta
1 can Glory Foods honey carrots
1 can butter beans
1 can kidney beans
dried basil

So. You need a pot big enough to boil your noodles in. Follow the instructions on the package.

As for your other ingredients, all you do is combine the cans(drain your beans but NOT the carrots. You need that sauce) in a pot, sauce pan, cast iron skillet or whatevs you have, then add salt, pepper and basil to taste. The honey carrots are delish, but they're really sweet, so you just want enough of the extra seasoning to cut that sweetness a bit. I cook over medium heat until it bubbles then reduce to low and let it simmer while waiting for the water for my pasta to boil.

When your noodles are ready, drain them. Leave them in the pot(or put them back in after you rinse them off in a strainer) and add your bean and carrot mix. Toss. Eat and enjoy!

You can also make this using your own homemade honey carrots too. This would be a great way to use leftover honey glazed carrots from a previous supper.

Now I'm off to catch a shower before The Husband leaves and my short window of opportunity closes!

Happy Friday!

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