This Sunday I got the most excellent call from my brother-in-law to let me know that he had a few summer squash from his garden for me.
They were big and beautiful and ready for eating. I grated up one to put in a zucchini raisin bread, and the rest I diced up with some sauteed chicken and a 40 clove garlic sauce from Trader Joe’s to pour over some multicolored bow-tie pasta.
The flavor was so light and fresh and just screamed “summer”.
- 4 chicken breasts, sliced into strips
- 3 large summer squash (zucchini or yellow), diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 ounces bow-tie pasta
- 1 jar Trader Joe's Many Clove Garlic Sauce
- Boil the pasta as the package directs.
- While the pasta is cooking, saute the chicken in the olive oil over medium high heat for until mostly cooked through.
- Add squash to the pan and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
- Add the garlic simmer sauce and simmer over medium low for five minutes.
- Spoon the garlic chicken squash mixture over a bowl of pasta.
*Fun Fact: When she was 10-13ish, only 1 out of every 5 batches of sugar cookie dough would make it past the butter/sugar stage and end up in the oven instead of Brie’s stomach. #ThisIsWhyI’mFat
P.S. She also set the microwave on fire during the same era while making home-made microwavable popcorn. Pro tip: Alton Brown is WRONG and you cannot put a paper bag with staples into the microwave; things will go badly.
P.P.S Happy ending. Even though to put out the fire she threw a bowl of water onto it and shorted all the circuits, the microwave started working after a week and her mom was non-the-wiser.
P.P.P.S But, I guess not any longer…