After a long day I crave the peace and quiet of being at home. A great simple dinner, dessert and a glass of wine is a quick fix for what some days bring. It's tempting to pull into the local drive thru and grab a quick, yet not too satisfying meal. I have and I always regret.
The other night when I was home and hungry, I decided to throw together some pasta.
This took all of 10 minutes.
-The juice of 1 meyer lemon
-1 clove of garlic
-handful of fresh basil
-handful of fresh oregano
-your favorite pasta
-enough olive oil to coat the bottom of a pan
Chop garlic and add to olive oil in pan/skillet and lightly brown. You can add a pinch of freshly ground salt if you like. Chop herbs and add to the juice of your lemon (keep them at room temp). Once pasta is cooked and drained, add heated olive oil with the garlic and then pour the lemon and herb mixture. Blend it all together. Add a bit of freshly ground black pepper, if you're so inclined and definitely add freshly grated parmesan and you're good to go. It's so simple and good that take out will no longer be a temptation. Pair with a good red wine and the dessert of your choice and the night suddenly feels like the best part of your day!
Go forth and eat well!