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Aug 18, 2011 09:06 AM

Easy to prepare, non-meat dinner... suggestions?

I'm having a friend over for dinner tonight and I'd like to keep it simple but delicious. Does anyone have a good suggestion? Thanks!

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  1. You can't go wrong with spaghetti and garlic bread! :-)

      1. Pasta pomodoro is one of my go-to fast/easy/delicious meals. The recipe I use (Carmine's) calls for proscuitto but I often omit it and it is just fine without it.

        1/4 cup olive oil

        8 cloves garlic, sliced

        1 ounce proscuitto, sliced

        1 bay leaf

        7 fresh basil leaves, sliced

        2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

        1/4 cup dry white wine

        1 20 ounce can plum tomatoes, drained

        salt and freshly ground pepper

        12 ounces dried rigatoni, spaghetti, or penne

        Soooo good!

        1. Last night I grated a zucchini and an onion and drained them really well. In a bowl mash about a can of chickpeas then stir in the zucchini and onion. Add two eggs and stir well, then add enough flour to make a batter. Add salt, pepper, a splash of baking powder, a good helping of dill and a crumble of feta. Drop large dollops into a saute pan , cook, flip, cook. Zucchini and chickpea cakes!

          1. Tortilla espagnol, salad, good bread