Pasta in December ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

03 December 2012

Pasta in December

angel hair pasta with tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, eggplant, parsley

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 tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, eggplant, parsley

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?


Stephanie said...

More interesting? I think this recipe is awesome! The ones where you just whip something out of nothing are the best, in my opinion, and this noodle toss you got going on here looks and sounds amazing. I love artichokes but the funny thing is I hardly cook with them! That needs to change. :) said...

"Pungent" anything is the most delicious kind of food. This looks perfect! And hopefully you have leftovers to eat for lunch with a fried egg on top. :) Hopefully you're devoting some of your cooking time to sleeping--it sounds like you've been hard at work in recent months! Are we going to hear more about this?

Caz said...

This pasta sounds and looks fantastic. Perfect for cold winter nights. The best foods are sometimes the ones we make daily without thinking about them. Eggplant and tomato are such a great combination. Good luck with your project. Hope to hear more soon. :)

elizabeth (bubbleteafordinner) said...

Gorgeous!! I would dive into a tangle of pungent pasta like that in a second, almost *especially* in winter. It looks so deep and warming, mmmm. ^^

Eileen said...

Thanks, guys! I tend to forget that what's ordinary for one person can be an amazing new idea for someone else. :) Leftovers would have been great with a fried egg!

Yes, I'll talk more about my project when I launch--although it has nothing at ALL to do with food. But if you know anyone who is applying to law school, you may want to send them my way soon!

Jayne said...

I like how you kicked it up with this pasta dish! All that hearty meaty veggies in there. Good for those long waiting periods :-)

Joanne said...

I think pasta is ALWAYS appropriate for dinner! Love all the veggies here!

Monet said...

We have been eating pasta a lot lately. Something about the cooler weather I guess! This looks simple and delicious. Perfect in my book! It is so good to visit your blog again. I've been quite sick the past month...and with moving on the near horizon, my blog-reading has gone to the wayside. But I am very glad to be back! I hope you have a beautiful week!

Jes said...

Yaaaaay for the product launch! And pasta is good any day of the week. At least you're cooking--I can't remember the last time I did...a week ago? I'll blame kitchen reno & end of the semester craziness. I'm ready for tomorrow for sure :)