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