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      RECIPE TITLE "Penne Pasta with Pine Nuts " Author: Sara Williams, San Mateo, USA

    yields-- time30 mins difficultyeasy

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    • 1 package of Penne Pasta,
    • 1 bottle of Julienne Cut sun dried tomatoes,
    • 1 small package of frozen cut spinach,
    • 1/8 cup pine nuts,
    • 1/8 cup feta cheese (crumbled),
    • 1-2 cloves of garlic, salt (optional)

      RECIPE METHOD

    1. Boil enough water for the entire pack of pasta in a large pan. While you are doing this you can open the jar of sun dried tomatoes, and pour about 2TB. of the oil from the tomatoes into a frying pan.
    2. Brown pine nuts in the oil on medium to low heat. While the pine nuts are browning and the water is boiling, you can cook the spinach in the microwave as directed.
    3. Keep a watch on the pine nuts (they can burn pretty fast), when thay are done, set aside on stove.
    4. Chop up the garlic into small pieces or put through a garlic press. Set garlic aside.
    5. Now empty the entire bottle of sun dried tomatoes into frying pan, along with the garlic. Let the tomatoes and garlic simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally (don't let the tomatoes get too cripsy).
    6. By now the spinach should be done. Drain any excess water out of the spinach, then add half or more of spinach to the frying pan.
    7. Add enitire bag of penne pasta to water, cook for time directed on package. Remove frying pan from heat. When pasta is done, drain water. Return pasta to large pan.
    8. Add feta cheese (crumbled), mix. Add ingrediants from fying pan, and stir.
    9. Add a pinch of salt if desired. Enjoy!

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