Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Yep that's right noodles.  Let me explain.  I was sick over the weekend and wasn't really in the mood for anything too exciting.  The night that I started getting sick we made spaghetti.  (The spaghetti had nothing to do with it).  I always seem to make either too little or too much when it comes to the pasta.  That night I was on the too much end, so I stuck the leftover plain pasta in a baggie and put it in the fridge for later. Now back to the part about being sick.

I decided that since we had the noodles left over in the fridge and I didn't really want anything with a "lot" of flavor I would heat up the pasta and eat it.  Of course, I could not just eat plain noodles; I had to throw some seasoning in it.  And this is what I did.  Oh and by the way, Lynsey and I just got done eating the same meal again for supper tonight.  (Not because I am still sick though :)

First, cook your noodles.  I like Angel Hair, or Vermicelli for this meal.  When your noodles are done, drain them, put them in a bowl and take a small amount of extra virgin olive oil and splash it over the noodles.  Then take a pinch of good sea salt (if you don't have sea salt, stop reading right now, go to the store and get some good sea salt, seriously that iodized crap isn't good enough to melt the ice on my sidewalk)....(actually that is true, that salt is not good for melting the ice on your sidewalk, it can damage your concrete)....sorry.  Anyways, take a pinch of good sea salt and sprinkle it on the pasta along with some parmesan cheese.  Now I will not tell you that you have to use freshly grated parmesan, but that is what I did, and honestly I don't think I would eat this meal if it was the green canned parmesan.  Also, if you have a little dried basil, or fresh if it is the right time of year, sprinkle a little on.  Mix all together and eat.  

Now remember what I said about not having a "lot" of flavor?  Well I was wrong, it was delicious.  And maybe it did not have flavor exploding out of it like maybe....hmmmm....well whatever you can think of that has a lot of flavor, but it was good and so so simple.  

So next time you are wondering what to have for dinner and you are feeling really bummed because you have no food in the pantry because the economy is in turmoil, and grocery prices have risen drastically, and the talking heads on TV want you to believe that our lives are going to be better than they have ever been because we are getting a new savior...uh I mean president, but you don't put your faith in government, and you aren't waiting for the next handout so that they can keep you on their leash but still don't have any ingredients with which to make dinner, remember this meal.  Chances are you will always be able to afford some noodles.


Derek said...

Hmmm...maybe they'll be able to afford noodles, but not fresh parmesan, good sea salt or dried/fresh basil! I like this meal with butter, garlic salt and shredded cheese...even better and cheaper if you ask me.

Lynsey Grant said...

That last comment was from me, by the way

Melanie & Wes said...

So, Derek, how do you feel about Kosher salt?

Tim said...

Derek . . .yeah dude we need to get together and play cards, hang out and drink a few beverages, maybe break out the pipes too. When are you thinking about making this happen? Let's make it happen.