Monday, September 3, 2007

Down With Crackhead Comfort Food!

After a harrowing morning of dealing with the police (having discovered that my back-of-the-house neighbor's apartment was broken into, after yesterday finding that our shed in the backyard was busted open, Dan's new replacement-for-a-previously-stolen-bicycle stolen), I need to get my mind off of the thought of crackheads running amok and one way to do that is to think about food.

Here's a really quick and easy recipe for some pasta that I threw together yesterday for a small lunch.

Orriechette with Artichoke Hearts and Peas
2 cups orrichette (so named for their resemblance to ears, ear being 'orecchio' in Italian)
1 can artichoke hearts
1 cup frozen peas
shaved parmesan
olive oil
pinch salt

1. Cook the pasta in slightly salted water. At the same time and on a low setting, heat the artichoke hearts in a small amount of oil.

2. Add the pasta to the pan. Add the peas and thaw.

3. Serve with parmesan and a little black pepper.

See! So easy. The sort of sophisticated little dish that you could whip out to impress people on short notice.

2. Add the cooked pasta to the pan

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