Sunday is special.
Sunday is my day for farmer’s market strolls, off-key church singing, and giant bowls of pasta.
Sunday is not my day for standing in long grocery store lines, trying terribly to sing on-key, and dainty salads.
I don’t take out my measuring cups. I leave a few dirty dishes in the sink. I try not to work too hard… excepts I end up working a bit anyway.
At least there’s pasta.
Easy Sunday Lemon Pasta
Cook pasta in boiling salted water. When the pasta is almost cooked through, add a good handful of frozen peas to the boiling water. When pasta is al dente, drain. Return hot pasta and peas to the pan. Douse liberally with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Add lemon zest if you’d like. Sprinkle generously with red pepper flakes, salt, fresh chopped parsley and parmesan cheese.
For some added kick, saute some minced garlic and diced onions in olive oil and add to the hot pasta. Add chicken. Add grilled steak. Add roasted cherry tomatoes. Throw in a splash of cream. Basil! Oregano! More cheese! Live well. It’s Sunday.
Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
You’re so right. Sunday is all those things. And this pasta. Happy Sunday :)
I made this for my friend and I the other day and it was so, so good! I added grilled chicken. She and I both really liked it and the leftovers warmed up well, too! Thanks, Joy! :)
Just made this and loved it! I added chicken and it was a great easy dinner to make. Loved it.
I make something similar to this a lot, especially when I don’t have much time or inspiration, and those lemons are just looking at me saying “use meeeee!” Anyway. Just a suggestion, before you drain your pasta, you could cut a lemon in half and mush it all over the strainer, and then toss the noodles around a bit when the water’s gone through – I’ve started using this instead of or with olive oil to keep the noodles separated, and I think it adds a nice kick.
Mmmm…this sounds delicious! I like the idea of adding roasted tomatoes and a little cream. And maybe some chicken!
Hi Joy! you’re the first blogger I’ve ever followed! and really – the only. You’re so awesome. Seriously, you seem like a fun gal and I think we’d be friends if we knew each other! Anyway – I’m going to have a pool party this weekend and this salad seems like something that my friends would love – but how would it taste cold? Do you think it’s better enjoyed as a hot dish? thanks joy! you’re the bomb!
So yummy – both in the picture and on my plate. Thanks Joy!
HMMM, can easy Sunday lemony pasta be made and eaten on Monday night? :)