An easy pasta dish for Foodie Friday, hosted by Michael of Designs by Gollum.


When we are at the lake, I try to keep cooking to a minimum, but still have delicious and pretty meals.

I love vegetables.  J, on the other hand, believes any vegetable, other than a potato and sometimes a tomato, is just a necessary evil.

He likes this dish!

I don’t know if this qualifies as Pasta Primavera or not.  I do know, it is easy to put together and very good.

I served the pasta with a salad and peasant bread.  This was one of those half baked loaves, found in super market bakeries.

White wine is a nice addition to the meal.

Pat’s Pasta

1 package fettuccine…

1 large can crushed tomatoes…

1 or 2 packages Steamers Basil Medley Vegetables.  This has basil butter sauce.

Add basil, oregano and garlic powder to tomatoes, to taste and simmer, while pasta is cooking.

Microwave vegetable mix.

Add about a tablespoon of EVOO to large bowl, add drained fettuccine and toss, then mix in tomatoes.

Serve topped with vegetable medley and freshly grated parmesan cheese.


There is still a little bit of ice on the lake. We’ve had warm temperatures the past couple of days.  The snow is disappearing.

I shot the following photos from our deck, this morning.

It’s beautiful, even in winter.




Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch. 

Have a wonderful weekend!