Last night was a bit hectic. I wanted something quick but nutritious for dinner, so I looked through the 15 Minute Meals recipes I had saved, searching for something for which I had most of the ingredients. I mean, come on, after $300 I should have everything, right? Maybe not quite everything, but almost. ;)
310. Mushroom Farfalle & Blue Cheese Hazelnut Spinach Salad (Jamie's 15 Minute Meals, page 196)
I can't wait until my copy of the book arrives! But until then, the picture-less Notepad file will have to do. I did not really have a chance to get my "15 minute meals head" on as my kitchen was full of kids & dogs, but I did the best I could and got the pots, pans, and ingredients I needed out onto the counter and stove top. I realized that I had eaten the last of the baby spinach for lunch, so the salad had to be romaine instead. And I've never bought blue cheese in my life, so freshly grated parmesan would have to do.
First things first, I soaked some dried porcini mushrooms in boiling water, while I got some garlic & red chili sauteing in a little olive oil. I tore in some fresh chestnut mushrooms with my hands, substituted some fresh rosemary for the thyme indicated, and then added the porcinis, reserving the liquid. I let this cook for a few minutes while I got some farfalle boiling in salted water. Then, onto the salad.