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Quick Fix: Pasta recipe perfect for hectic holiday season

Quick Fix: Pasta recipe perfect for hectic holiday season
This holiday season seems busier than ever with working from home, helping with schoolwork and trying to make things festive. Here’s a quick survival dinner.

Add red bell peppers cut into cubes to a bag of prewashed salad for colorful holiday salad.SHOPPING LIST: To buy: 1 package fresh fettuccini, 1 can reduced-sodium canned diced tomatoes, 1 can tomato paste, 1 bunch basil, 1 jar minced garlic, 1 6-ounce can white-meat tuna packed in water, 1 container pitted black olives, 1-piece Parmesan cheese, 1 bag washed, ready-to-eat salad, 2 red bell peppers and 1 bottle reduced-fat oil and vinegar dressing.SALAD WITH RED BELL PEPPER Recipe by Linda Gassenheimer 4 cups washed, ready-to-eat salad 2 red bell peppers cubed (about 2 cups) 4 tablespoons reduced fat oil and vinegar dressing Most Read Place salad in a bowl and add the red bell peppers and dressing.Helpful Hints: — Four garlic cloves can be used instead of minced garlic.

——— HOLIDAY PASTA WITH TUNA SAUCE Recipe by Linda Gassenheimer 1/4 pound fresh fettuccini 2 cups reduced-sodium canned diced tomatoes (drained) 4 tablespoons tomato paste 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves 6 ounces canned white-meat tuna packed in water 10 pitted black olives, cut in half 2 teaspoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Heat 3 to 4 quarts of water in a large saucepan over high heat.Staples: olive oil, salt and black peppercorns.

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