So yeah, I do a lot of pasta posts, I know! But how can you not like a good, warm bowl of pasta, add a little cheese or some marinara, and you are good as golden.
I have been working a bit more than usual lately and that means little to no lunches, home late, and definitely no Safeway runs over easy (and cheap) take-out. Well last night I thought it would be good to come home and see if I could make something out of the very few food items in my house. It turns out when ridiculously hungry and add a tiny bit of an imaginative mind one can create a really delicious meal. Now, this is no Rachel Ray, 'look all the random spices I just happen to have on hand,' no this is I have some frozen vegetables, some pasta, a little cheese, some mustard, hot sauce and go. Well, I ditched the mustard and created myself a rather delicious and probably nutritious meal. Enter LSL's Cheapy Pasta Primavera.
|Taken by moi|
Excuse my very grainy, slightly yellow-ish iPhone pic
I made this with just me in mind, but you can surely modify it to serve more, however, not sure if you would want to subject too many people to it though. ;)
LSL's Cheapy Pasta Primavera
1 - 2 cups wheat or rice pasta
1 package of Green Giant's 'Antioxidant Blend' veggies (steams in a bag kind)
Slap Ya Mama cajun seasoning
Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook for what the time states.
At about 4 1/2 minutes to go with the pasta, pop those bad boy veggies in the microwave and heat.
Strain noodles and rinse, add veggies to pasta, then cheese and if you like it spicy like I do, slap ya mama seasoning. Salt and pepper if desired and viola!
Pour a glass of wine, serve and enjoy.
I know I'm not reinventing the wheel with finding items in my home and throwing it together and making a dinner. I think our mothers are the masters at that. And I by no means think this is creative...but if you know me and my cooking "skills" you'll know this is pretty darn good.
Do you have any easy throw together meals that are your staples? Any cheapy recipes I should be enjoying, like tomorrow night? I figure this meal costs about $6, so that's more money to spend on more important things like wine and dessert.
Bon Appetit and Happy Weekend!