Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Greek Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Feta

Our good friend Ed is coming over for dinner tonight (Hi, Ed!) and I thought I'd fix this because it's pretty easy (something I look for in recipes when people will be here), it was good last time, and canned tomatoes were on sale this week plus I had a coupon. The husband stopped at Trader Joe's last night to get himself a bottle of his favorite beer, so I had him get some bread for tonight while he was there. I love TJ's Asiago Cheese and Black Pepper artisan bread. YUM! Dinner can't get here soon enough. Well, actually it can because I need to fold laundry and clean house.

Greek Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Feta
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 cups diced tomato
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cups hot cooked thin spaghetti (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta)
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese, divided
Freshly ground pepper
Lemon slices (optional)
Green onions (optional)

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oregano and garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, green onions, 2 tablespoons parsley, and lemon juice; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Combine tomato mixture, spaghetti, and 3/4 cup cheese; toss gently. Top with remaining cheese and parsley, and serve with pepper. Garnish with lemon slices and green onions, if desired.

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I don't think I'm changing up anything on this one, other than using canned tomatoes instead of real ones. Plus with the sale and my coupon, it was cheaper to buy canned than real. I know last time I didn't have green onions, so I'm not sure if I should add them this time or not. Do I stick with what I know or risk messing it up? I'll see how I feel when the time comes and let y'all know!

1 comment:

Ed Lew said...

Thanks for dinner. It was super delicious. I had a great night of sleep with a full belly.