As promised, life has received another update that finishes off my college years. Ah memories.
I accomplished nothing today other than running, working on life, eating, and sleeping. I feel so lazy.
I’ve been making lazy pasta lately…
Buy ground meat on sale: lean ground beef or ground turkey. Get the large packs and you can save a lot of money. Mix it with spices to taste (I like various herbs and a generous helping of chili flakes) and make into meatballs (about an inch in diameter). Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or so. Immediately freeze.
Now, when you make pasta, just throw the meatballs in while the pasta boils. Put pasta sauce in a bowl (even if it’s cold from the fridge) and pour the hot pasta and meatballs over it. Let sit a bit to warm the sauce, then mix and eat.
It’s no more work than making pasta normally (less if you’re used to heating the pasta sauce beforehand), and I find that the meatballs make it much more interesting (and tasty) than plain pasta with sauce.
(This is what Ian used to do with sausage back in college.)
I also like making spinach pasta:
Sautee spinach, onion, and mushroom in a medium pot with olive oil until well cooked. Boil pasta (penne for this, probably) simultaneously. Add cooked pasta to vegetable mixture with some premade spaghetti sauce (Classico Carmelized Onion and Roasted Garlic works well with this). Stir, cook briefly to heat sauce, eat. It’s really simple and tasty.