Friday, June 22, 2007

Like Mother Hubbard - The Cupboard is Bare

The road to dinner.....after all I do need an entry for Presto Pasta Nights.

What can I say, my intention was to go grocery shopping on Wednesday after the kids left for camp and replenish the larder. Somehow time (and a horrible headache) got the better of me and by supper-time yesterday, there wasn't very much left in the fridge....a bag of baby spinach that would work sauteed, but not in a salad, half a red onion, some garlic, an open bottle of white wine and a jar of pesto (normally I make my own, but it's always wise to have a jar in the cupboard for emergencies like this.)

Before doing the South Beach Diet, I don't think I ever thought of using pasta made with anything but white flour. Now we use whole grain, whole wheat and I just bought this box of Kamut & Quinoa "Twisted Pair" gemelli from Eden Organic to try - delicious flavour, by the way.

Plus, my headache kept me from feeling very creative. Fortunately there's no such thing as a bad pasta dish and many can be prepared in the time it takes to boil water. So when I threw together the few things I had on hand, we ended up with a nourishing, healthful, and delicious main course. Too bad we didn't have ingredients for a proper salad to go with it.


Katie Zeller said...

Quinoa pasta! How interesting! We just recently graduated to have 'integral' or whole grain available in some shapes... there's hope!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Looks good to me! Hope your headache didn't last too long!