My Own Little Dinner

Mark’s working late, Lacey’s working late. I find myself alone for dinner…which is not really such a bad thing once in a while. I’m hungry, but what to eat? I’m feeling like some pasta and I have a few delicious things on hand. I get my trusty little sauté pan, twice around with the Olive oil, add some halved cherry tomatoes, some sun-dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes and a clove or 2 of crushed garlic and I have the makings of a wonderful supper. I don’t have to worry about anyone else’s taste-just mine.

Here's my delicious mixture, melding together nicely in the pan.

Ok, my pasta water is boiling away and ready to go.

I have some nice organic pasta to throw in. Meanwhile, I still want to add a bit more to the saute to give it more depth.  I find some olives that I marinated in olive oil, a bit of lemon juice, a crushed garlic clove and some Italian seasoning.  These marinated olives are from Laura Calder‘s book, French Food at Home. I spoon out 5 or 6 olives and some of the marinade and put it in my pretty little pasta bowl.

My pretty little pasta bowl

OK, my pasta is almost done, so I add a final sprinkle of minced garlic and I’m ready to dump my pasta into the saute pan.

I pour the pasta into my bowl, and add some grated parmesean. Yummmmm it smells delicious...

homemade marinated olives

OK let’s get a closer look at this…

I’m in heaven….

Just me, my Kindle and a wonderful plate of food to enjoy...in peace 🙂

Sometimes the best dinners are the ones you just throw together with food on hand.  If you want the whole recipe, just ask!

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One Response to My Own Little Dinner

  1. Mark Garver says:

    Sure looks better than the sandwich I threw down in the employee lounge at work tonight. Wish I could have been home. With you.

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