15-minute meals are such time savers! This 15-minute weeknight pasta has seasonal vegetables resting on pasta. It’s tossed with a simple sauce, making a scrumptious weeknight meal that is ready in 15 minutes. Thank you United Dairy Industry of Michigan – Milk Means More for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Soccer season is nearing a close. That means means by this time next week, I’ll gain an extra 14 hours per week in which to catch up on life off the pitch.
Wow. When I think about it that way, it’s no wonder that all non-athletic related laundry is piling up! Also that I still have a small mountain of boxes left to unpack from the move. All I want to do at the end of the night is slip off my cleats, slide on a pair of flannel jammy pants, and binge on season one of The Flash or Gotham. (We’ll talk about my borderline obsession with super hero television another time.) I’m pretty much existing in a state of perpetual exhaustion. That, coupled with the reality that dinner time is often after 9 p.m., our weeknight dinner choices usually end up being pizza or chocolate chip pancakes. Seriously.
I wish I could say that we were at least dining on 30 minute homemade pizza, but I would be lying if I did. Nope. My poor sons are relegated to pizza in a box from big franchise, which now that we live in the country-country, is far enough away that it’s cold and semi-adhered to the cardboard by the time we get it home.
Now that the team that I coach has wrapped for the season, we only have the National tournament for Son #1 and the Varsity guys. As much as I look forward to getting a large chunk of my life back, I’m sure that we’ll all be bored and pining for soccer within a week or two. We just love the game and our soccer families that much.
So with only one more week to go, and a family that is near threatening to mutiny if we have pizza yet again, I have to come up with menu ideas that come together quickly so that we can eat a proper meal. Even though I have a veritable arsenal of 30 minute meal recipes, sometimes that requisite half hour of cooking is still too much to ask on a busy weeknight.
Hooray for 15-Minute Weeknight Pasta! The recipe easily lends itself to cleaning out the vegetable crisper so that all those “good intention veggies” purchased at the beginning of the week don’t end up going to waste. 15 Minute Weeknight Pasta is the perfect recipe for those nights where you just can’t even, but still you must.
Besides, the sooner that I get dinner on the table, the sooner I can spend the remainder of the evening editing photos and typing up new recipes with Oliver Queen.