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       Title: THE $2 LITTLE MEAL, CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND PA
  Categories: Pasta, Easy
       Yield: 4 mini meals
  
       2 tb Oil
   1 1/2 lb Onions, thinly sliced
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Sugar
       1 ts Dried basil leaves (or 3 tb.
            -fresh torn in small pieces)
     1/2 ts Dried thyme leaves (or 3 ts.
            -fresh)
            Freshly ground black pepper
     1/2 c  Water
       2 tb Balsamic vinegar
      12 oz Farfalle or bow-tie noodles
 
 --------------------------GARNISH--------------------------
            Grated Parmesan cheese,
            -optional
  
   1. In large nonstick skillet heat oil. Add sliced
   onions and cook over high heat until onions begin to
   brown, about 10 minutes. If they begin to burn a
   little, that’s o.k. too.
   
   2. Lower the heat and add salt, sugar and spices. Cook
   10 minutes, stirring often, until onions are uniformly
   caramel-colored. Add water and vinegar and cover.
   Simmer while the pasta is cooking.
   
   3. Meanwhile, in a separate pot, bring 3 quarts of
   water to a boil. Cook pasta al dente. Drain well.
   
   4. Divide pasta equally into 4 heated bowls. Top with
   equal portions of caramelized onions and sprinkle with
   grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  
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