"Kitchen Sink"

This recipe-free dish was something my Dad made when we all lived at home. It's a great way to clean out the fridge as you can throw in just about anything, and it's easy to stretch for a crowd. Dad called it "Kitchen Sink" at that time (as in, 'everything but the...'), but for some reason he now calls it "Something For Everyone". No matter what you call it, this was a great way to clean out all the vegetables that were our fridge last night to make way for all of our new produce!

Prepare pasta as directed. (This is 1/2 a package of tri-colour ruffles)

In a large pan or wok, saute vegetables starting with those that take the longest (last night, that meant onions and green peppers). Then add some already cooked (leftover) meat to warm (last night, that was sausage - but we've done chicken, thinly sliced steak or pork, etc). Then add the veggies that take a little less time (last night, that was zucchini and snow peas), and then those veggies that basically just steam (last night, that was beet greens because I couldn't resist using something from the produce pack). Once everything is warmed through, toss in the pasta. Mix in 1-2 Tblsp of prepared pesto, and allow flavours to combine for another couple of minutes before serving. (Dad often adds a few olives and a hot pepper to the pan to add some extra flavours too.)

We enjoyed last night's version of Kitchen Sink with some garlic bread, made on the multi-grain bread from our produce pack of course. (Can you tell this whole produce pack has me a little excited?)

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