Between partying, babysitting, feeding last minute guests, this is how I felt when Boaz spent the day here on Monday....and this was the closest I got to having him nap. Too bad, Grandma was hoping she could nap too.
By the time yesterday rolled around, I was too tired to do much. Not a problem for dinner though....and that's what I love about pasta. It can be as complicated or as simple as you like.
You don't really even need a recipe...
1. Boil up some noodle or other...whatever you fancy (or more importantly, whatever you have in the cupboard). I chose gemili this time around because I was in the mood for something comforting, something very creamy. Gemili with its twirliness (is that a word?) would capture the sauce.
2. Drain the pasta and put it in a large serving bowl. As for the sauce, I don't even measure...just add some creamy cheese - I favor goat cheese myself, crumbled a bit to really get the melting going - and a little cream or milk. Chop up some fresh herbs - this time around it was parsley,basil, and oregano, a small clove of garlic, minced and throw it in the bowl. Grind some fresh pepper over it all, toss and serve. What could be simpler - and there's only one pot to wash.
What's your favorite "I have no energy to cook" meal?
And don't forget to share your pasta with Presto Pasta Night this week - #78. Send your entries to me at ruth AT 4everykitchen DOT com