Summer Pasta

summer pasta

I am alive and well. Moving is a lot of work! My husband graduated from Vet school on May 10th. We moved to Wyoming May 11th . My husband started his new job on the 15th. While we were moving back to Wyoming (where my husband and I are originally from) we had to accidents. My in-laws had a tire fly off a trailer in front of them and hit their car. We hit an icy patch on the freeway and hit the guard rail in our new truck. The car behind us tried to pass us, and lost control. This caused us to have to switch lanes so they wouldn’t hit us. We are so glad that we are all okay. Its so crazy that the 4 years we lived in Washington and traveled to Wyoming we never had an accident, but the last time it happens. We feel so blessed to be alive and well.

We are starting to get settled into our house that we are renting form my in-laws. I can’t tell you how awesome it feels to live in a house and not an apartment anymore. I love it!

While trying to figure out what to make for dinner I realized that I have lots of pasta in my food storage. So be ready to see more and more pasta recipes on my site.

I just love pasta. I love that it feels you up so quickly, and is so yummy of course.

In Wyoming the asparagus grows wild in the summer. My mother in-law brought my over some the other day, so I threw it in this pasta recipe. That is why I call this summer pasta. Eat up and enjoy!!

1 T olive oil

½ Hillshire Farms Beef sausage link-sliced

1 chopped onion

6-7 small stalks of asparagus- sliced

1-15.25 oz. can whole corn kernels

1-14.5 oz. can dice tomatoes

2-14.5 oz. cans of chicken broth

3 cups penne pasta


Garlic salt

Salt and pepper


1 ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Brown sausage, onion and asparagus in olive oil until the sausage is browned and vegetables are tender. Add 3 cups of penne with corn, tomatoes and chicken broth. Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic salt and basil to pasta. Cook, covered on medium heat until pasta is completely done.  Every once in a while stirring the pasta to make sure it’s not sticking to the pan. Once the pasta is done add the cheese to the pasta and stir. Serve with sour cream on top.