03 December 2012
Pasta in December
Hey. It's December. How are you guys holding up?
I am doing okay. I am seriously done with my launch except for one single item which is in someone else's control. So now we wait. I mean, we do work too, but we wait.
Also we eat.
I made some pasta. It is perhaps not what one thinks of as an appropriate dinner for December, but that's okay.
This is exactly the kind of food I intend not to write about, because I make it over and over and over again. Then I get busy and I end up writing about it anyway.
It's really good. Pungent and swift and easy.
Angel hair pasta with eggplant, olive, tomato, artichoke heart
Toss some chopped garlic and onion in a pan with olive oil. Cube some eggplant and sear it up with the garlic and onion. It'll take five minutes or so. Add chopped olives left over from Thanksgiving, chopped artichoke hearts, chopped tomato. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and red pepper flake. Deglaze with vermouth. Toss with angel hair and sprinkle parsley over the top. Done.
Now you can get back to work.
I am in fact planning on some more interesting cooking soon, guys. I just need some time to recover. We'll get there.
How's it going with you?