Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Desperation Dinner: Pasta and Sauce

Vegan and lacto-ovo options

The Basics:
Boil water. Throw in spaghetti. Warm your favorite sauce in microwave. Eat.

Pasta Variations:
Super-quick: angel-hair pasta
Healthy: whole wheat spaghetti
Less messy to eat: rotini or penne

Topping Variations:
Off-beat: diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
Healthy: chunky garden-style pasta sauce with vegetables
Quasi-gourmet: pesto (bottled) and shredded parmesan
Note: Do NOT heat the pesto in the microwave - just mix a spoonful into the warm pasta

Be sure to make LOTS of pasta. It refrigerates well for 5-7 days, providing you with even more, even easier desperation dinners in the future!