cleaning out the kitchen cupboards dinner

so i am trying to empty the kitchen for construction and not go shopping only use what i have. so challenging to do during this time of year when i just want to eat fresh food.

i wish that i had taken a picture of the very colorful dinner that i made. we all had reservations about what it might taste like but we all enjoyed it.

i had some yummy locally made pasta it was a southwestern blend. beautiful different shapes and colors.

i decided to make a sauce out of what i had on hand.

2 cups of cooked yummy pasta

1 can of black beans

1 can of dark red kidney beans

1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes with mild chilies

1 cup of frozen corn

2 fresh zucchini cubed

3 cloves of garlic minced

1 tablespoon of olive oil


cook pasta

heat oil and cook garlic for 3 minutes

add zucchini to garlic cover and simmer for 5 minutes

add tomatoes in juice

rinse beans

defrost corn in the microwave

add beans and corn to the zucchini, garlic and tomatoes cover until all is warmed through.

we decided to serve the pasta and sauce in separate bowls just in case we did not like the sauce. i served it with grated cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, hot sauces and corn chips.

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