Archive | January 2013

Super Quick Supper

Tonight I really didn’t feel like cooking. Know the feeling?

I was too tired to even want to eat, but my hubby needed some warm food.

Problem was, I’d run us right out of my boxed-up portions in the freezer during the last month heading toward Christmas …

So I threw together this super quick dish from bits and bobs in jars and packets … 15-20 minutes max and smelled yummy too! I soon actually began to enjoy cooking it! 😉

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Sundried Tomato Pasta

This made one good-sized “man-portion”!

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon chopped garlic (I always keep a jar of pre-chopped garlic in the fridge)

Single portion of bacon lardons

1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced

7 sundried tomatoes (from a jar), chopped in large pieces

10-15 green olives

5-7 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

2-3 tablespoons tomato puree

3 handfuls of rocket

salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, basil and chives to taste (all dried)

a good splash of balsamic vinegar

a good handful of grated cheddar (I always have a bag or two of ready-grated cheese in the fridge)

  • Fry onion for 5 minuets.
  • Add garlic and bacon and fry untill nearly starting to brown.
  • Add pepper and start to soften while chopping tomatoes.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients except the rocket.
  • Meanwhile boil a portion of pasta.
  • In last 2 minutes add rocket and mix in to wilt.
  • Drain pasta and stir into sauce.
  • Add cheese and mix until melted.

Serve hot and enjoy!

Or serve hot and enjoy watching your other-half devour it! 😉

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