but when you factor in all the dinners i buy me, (the blog is called "i make me dinner", not "the korean guy down the street, makes me dinner"); the marginally repulsive looking dinners i make me, (no one wants to see my version of 'sardine salad'); or the downright embarrassing food items that i sometimes call "dinner" to make myself feel better (crackers dipped in seafood sauce and cereal in chocolate almond milk, do not a dinner make)... then you're not left with a heck of a lot.
kids, making pretty-looking, wholesome dinners is not always in the cards. i know i advocate for the simplicity and effortlessness of cooking, but at the end of the day, i am (contrary to my mother's creepy alien stories) only human. (or maybe a quarter alien...but still).
that's why, when you find food gems like this pasta i bought at a random manhattan grocery store, you snatch it up and bring it back home with you.
i don't know who eddie spaghetti is, and i'm a little suspicious of this being called a 'vegetable macaroni product', but daaamn, look at that beautiful, curly, multi-coloured pasta! it's even organic! or as my grandmother would say, orgasmic.
with a pasta this good looking, you don't want to cover it up with too much stuff. so i made a cheese sauce using butter, table cream, goat cheese, quark, and a strong cheddar cheese (all the dairy items in my fridge, basically). the only seasonings i added were red pepper flakes (kick), fresh ground pepper (more kick), and sea salt.
let your eyes feast on this, friend.
|other than the red pasta becoming oddly similar in colour to the orange one, |
there were no disappointments.
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