Rather, it's to share my "cure"... at least for the no flavor part. I've naturally been dragging myself around due to the lack of sleep and so, any serious cooking...the kind where, if you have to really follow a recipe and pay attention during the cooking process was not going to happen. Thank goodness for the frozen batches of broth (chicken and vegetable )in the freezer, cans of beans in the pantry and sundry herbs and greens in the fridge for days when nothing but soup will do.
But now I actually want something more substantial and naturally pasta comes to mind. Pasta with lots of "in your face" flavors, since my taste buds and sense of smell is still lacking. The recipe for success...
1. Pick your favorite shape pasta (that's the visual comfort factor)...mine is cute farfalle or...as we used to call them when I was a kid "bow ties".
2. Choose your favorite over the top flavors...super salty, super spicy, super tangy (things you will actually be able to taste....my choices....sundried tomatoes in oil, black olive tapenade or oil cured black olives, lots of garlic and red chili pepper flakes, lemon - zest & juice, bitter greens).
3. Minimal cooking, and served up in a pretty bowl.
Sickly or not, it's perfect for Presto Pasta Nights. Heather, lichef.blogspot.com/">Girlichef, Extraordinaire will be hosting. So start thinking about what over the top or super easy pasta dish to send her. Just email your entries to girlichef (at) yahoo (dot) com and cc me at ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com.