When I was a kid Wednesday was spaghetti night. My dad said it just didn’t seem like Wednesday unless he had spaghetti because that’s what his mom always made. (As a newlywed, he foolishly told my mother her spaghetti just didn’t taste like his mom’s. YIKES!) So, when Wednesday rolls around I am thinking of pasta and red wine. One day I just started throwing ingredients into the sauté pan with the tomatoes and ended up with this recipe. We love it so much my husband and I stuff ourselves every time I make it and I’m at the gym on the treadmill the next day!
Penne with Tomato Basil Sauce and Fresh Mozzarella
(Optional addition: baked Italian marinated chicken breasts)
Zaccagnini Il Vino Dal Tralcetto Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2009
Sue says: This wine bottle even has the straw wrapped around it for that real Italian ambiance! Get a red checkered tablecloth, a candle in a chianti bottle and you are in business!
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