Monday, 25 October 2010
Does anybody else get bored and frustrated at having to think up healthy, cheap but tasty meals every day of the week? In my case, twice a day. I love eating. I love cooking. When I have the time to plan and execute in peace, preferably accompanied by a comedy musical soundtrack and a glass (or several) of wine. But the daily grind of feeding my little hoard sometimes gets me down. I lie awake at night (often with Wrigglesworth suckered on) desperately searching my culinary memory bank for new and interesting ideas, usually to no avail.
Thank heavens there are two simple house rules which make my life easier:
1. Everybody says I love pasta.
2. The egg is your friend.
I estimate about 90% of food consumed in this house (that's discounting chocolate, which would probably bring that figure down to around 15%) is either pasta or egg based. Or just pasta and eggs. A special mention should be made for cheese, pesto and soy sauce, which will add flavour to any old tat I throw together.
Today's RsTBC: pasta and eggs.
The mundanity, the mundanity.
[Photo shows Barilla Piccolini pasta for mini-mouths, a new and exciting pasta discovery.]