Yummy yummy...

the past few weeks I have been adjusting to life without meals {grin} We were so blessed with meals while I was on bedrest and right after I had the babies. It had been so long since i had cooked a family meal I almost forgot how. Ha! Although I couldn't lift the pot of cooked pasta or chop the hard veggies... it went very well.

And the family is so gald to have chef mom back! **not that the meals wern't awesome, you know how men and kids can be {grin}

1 (12 ounce) package penne pasta
1 yellow squash, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
4 carrots, julienned
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1/2 pint grape tomatoes
1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
5 spears asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/4 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until al dente; drain.
In a bowl, toss squash, zucchini, carrot, red bell pepper, tomatoes, green beans, and asparagus with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning. Arrange vegetables on the baking sheet, and roast 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until tender.
Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook until tender. Mix in cooked pasta, basil, parsley, and balsamic vinegar. Gently toss and cook until heated through. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with roasted vegetables and sprinkle with Romano cheese to serve.
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  1. It looks YUMMY!!!!! :)) So good that you are up and moving and able to cook dinner! Thanks for posting the recipe! I am definately gonna try this one!!! :)
    How are your ribs feeling??!!
    Have a good week!!! :)

  2. Sounds awesome!

    Glad to see some things are getting back to normal, and that people are being so very generous with help (meals) and gifts for these two sweet ones!

    Praying often for you and the babies (and the little men, too, of course!)

  3. That food looks soooo good!! (I am living in a dorm so I no longer am around good food)

    So glad you are feeling better!
    The girls are getting cuter everyday! They are so lucky to have 4 older brothers looking after them!!


  4. Even though I never actually eat YOUR food, I'm glad you're back in the kitchen too! I've missed your yummy recipes. Thanks for another great one.

  5. That looks great! I'm sure my kids and hubby wish I would get back in the kitchen. oh, well...soon enough right!!

  6. I am totally making this this week!


  7. Mmmmmm....this sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Looks and sounds yummy. I'm always looking for meatless meals, I am definitely going to try this. :)

  9. We're stuck in a rut with our weekly, monthly same old menu so thanks for a new recipe!
    It looks and sounds good!

  10. YUMMY! Guess what we are having for dinner at my house tomorrow!

  11. Oooo. Yummy! The picture of it looks delish!

  12. I love roasted vegetables! YUM! Isn't nice to be back in the kitchen again?! I know I always miss the contentment that comes from making my family a good, wholesome meal, when I haven't been able to.


  13. I had to go out to the store and make this for dinner. Boy, was it ever good and will be a regular on the nights I actually DO cook!

  14. Ok, YUMMY!!!!!!I just made it for dinner, I lvoe it and my 2 year old loves it too! This will be a regular emal in our home as well as a dish I bring to get togethers. Thanks for sharing!!


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