I definitely forgot my wallet today. My forgetfulness is a chronic condition. My coworkers have a daily checklist that they run through in case I forgot my:
- My Work Badge
- Proofs (Since production is not everyone's primary vernacular, let me explain. Proofs are my samples before final print for work. I review them for color/quality and sign paperwork approving the proofs- it’s a very fancy schmancy process.)
Any who, because my lunch and wallet sat happily on my kitchen table all day, I didn’t eat much for lunch- leaving me starving by the time I got home. As I tossed my forgotten meal in the bin (R.I.P. Chicken Tamales, for I didn’t know thee well!), I ran through my options for dinner.
I did have a few frozen tamales left from a recipe I am working through, but cooking them would take 45 minutes or so. I have cereal, but as I felt my stomach warning me that it would be intensely pissed if I only ate a bowl of grains and almond milk, I quickly tossed this idea to the side. Lastly I had my hands… yes, I was that hungry.
Ok, so my hands were not necessarily an option. I can be dramatic at times, and at 5pm when I had not had a meal since 9 in the morning, dramatic was my middle name!
This recipe is my “kitchen sink” pasta. It’s got a little of everything I had left in my fridge. But I would make this dish over and over again- it was that good (and no that‘s not the hunger talking. I am currently full and happy as I write this post, lol)!
The pasta is sweet and tangy but definitely savory and deep with flavor from the butter and garlic base. Without including the time it took to boil the water, this meal took me exactly 20 minutes to make!