Here is what caught my eye in the fridge... fresh spinach washed and ready to cook, gorgozola cheese... my wheels started turning... and this is what I came up with and dinner was on the table in 30 minutes start to finish!
Trofie pasta with spinach, gorgonzola and walnuts
1 T butter
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 small clove garlic chopped finely
1/2 lb fresh spinach, washed and coarsely chopped
about 2 oz of gorgonzola cheese - I used a gorgonzola that I can buy here called "Duetto" - it is half gorgonzola and half mascarpone cheese
1 T cream, half 'n half or milk
1/2 c grated parmigiano cheese
6 walnuts, shelled and chopped
6 oz Trofie pasta or any short pasta
Put a pot of water on to boil for the pasta. When it comes to a boil, add salt and pasta. While the pasta is cooking:
Put butter, olive oil and garlic in a large non-stick fry pan and saute the garlic over medium heat - do not let it get dark!!
Add the spinach (no water), a pinch of salt and cover the pan. The spinach will wilt and start cooking in its own juices. Lower heat if necessary.
When the spinach is cooked, add the gorgonzola cheese and cream, stir until the cheese is melted.
Add chopped walnuts, stir and remove from heat
By now your pasta is cooked. Drain it, reserving a couple of tablespoons of the cooking water, in case you need it.
Sprinkle with the parmigiano cheese and serve!