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Monday, March 30, 2009

Another Easy Meal - Pasta!

As often happens when I slow down after working a lot, I came down with a cold. Once I lose my momentum, my body decides it wants to shut down instead of just slow down. And then I get sick. Happens all the time. I hate that. I woke up this morning with a pounding head, aching sinuses, sore throat, and fever. So, I called into the office, took some cold medicine, and went back to bed and slept until about 2:00 this afternoon. The head feels better, the throat is still sore, and the fever seems to be hanging on. A cup of tea was all I felt like this afternoon, but I finally got hungry about 9:00 this evening. The easiest thing I could think of was pasta with olive oil, garlic & pignoli (pine nuts). While the pasta is cooking, I thinly slice lots of garlic (at least 6 - 8 cloves) and throw them into about 2 - 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a saute pan, along with a handful of pignoli, and slowly heat through. The garlic gets translucent and nutty, and the pignoli get a nice toasty flavor yet still softened up a little. When the pasta finishes cooking, drain it and put it in the saute pan, mixing it up with the garlic mixture. Toss in a handful of chopped Italian parsley, season with salt & pepper, and dinner is done. I often grate a little Parmigiana Reggiano over the top, as well. My hunger is satisfied and so are my taste buds... and all that garlic has to be good for my cold... right?!

5 comments:

Christina Kim said...

When you're sick, you can eat whatever you want! It's the perfect excuse to indulge guilt-free. Hope you feel better soon!

Martha said...

I think of that as comfort food. At least it is at Linderhof!

La Table De Nana said...

I love that kind of meal..I could live on it:) W/ bread and cheese too:)

Hope you feel petfect soon~
Pine Nuts...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Linda said...

Oh sweetiegirl....
Feel better!
I am missing you something fierce!
L~xo

Cathy said...

You poor thing, I hope you are feeling better. There are so many nasty bugs going around. Your pasta sounds wonderful. The pine nuts make it special. I'm all for quick and easy meals.

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