Linguine After Lent

As usual, the menu for this week has gotten moved ALL around. One night because we decided to go to a Pho place that Aunt Kathy discovered. Another night because it's ending up that no one is going to be home. But never fear, we will, eventaully, use all of the meals planned :-)

Aunt Kathy decided that she wants to eat this pasta recipe every day for the rest of her life. She revised her plan though, after eating the steak last night :-)

Linguine After Lent
-3/4 lb linguine noodles (we used spaghetti because that's what we had)
-1/2 lb thinly slice ham
-2 tomatoes
-1/2 lb fresh mushrooms
-1 1/2 cups frozen peas (we used petite peas)
-1/4 cup olive oil
-Garlic minced (the recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of garlic...we in this house, KNEW that the recipe was joking! I think we ended up using several large cloves...add or subtract depending on how much you love garlic)
-ground pepper
-1/2 cup cream
-2T fresh basil
-grated parmesan cheese
Cook pasta.
MEanwhile, cut ham into thin stips, about 2 inches long. Seed and dice tomatoes. Cut mushrooms into thin slices (we bought the already sliced mushrooms). Place peas in a strainer, hold under hot water for about 15 seconds, then reserve.
Heat oil in a large skillet; stir-fry mushroomas about 2 minutes. Add garlic for the last minute or so. Add tomatoes and ham; cook over medium-high heat for another 2 minutes. Add peas. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add cream and basil; bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
Serve over pasta, topped with cheese.
Serves 4

Look how pretty!! It's YUMMY too :-)