Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Penne with fresh, instant sauce for a solo eater

Pin It Why is it so hard to cook for one? For me, it's not about the cooking, since I am used to cooking single size portions. It's the eating alone... Andrew is taking a week course and so I find myself alone and having to feed myself. It should be an opportunity for me to do loads of vegetarian food, but I find myself rather demotivated to cook for myself only. Is it that bad to go a week on Wasa toasts and coffee?

Today I really tried to be good girl and decided to cook a proper lunch, sit down at the dining table and eat at the proper lunch time, even though nobody else was here.

This dish was ready by the time the pasta was cooked. All I did was sauteing some chopped onions in olive oil, add 1 garlic clove, 2 tomatoes seeded and chopped and 2 purple olives, pitted and chopped.

When the pasta (1 cup of penne) was done, I added some of the pasta water to the sauce along with the penne. Stirred in some chopped fresh basil from my window box and seasoned.

Not bad at all! It was very tasty, specially with the addition of grated cheese. And I even made a little basil garnish!


VeggieGirl said...

Hang in there with dining alone - embrace it!! Use it as an opportunity to make dishes that perhaps Andrew isn't keen on ;0)

Holler said...

Mmmmm, lovely! If Graham is out, I lose all desire to cook. I have roasted cheese or spaghetti with pesto or a baked potato. I suppose I just enjoy cooking for others. Hey, I would probably lose lots of weight, if I just cooked for myself.

Rita said...

Veggiegirl- that was the didn't went too well though....the coffee and toast won at the end....

Holler- why do we do that? I don't know, I am glad this week we are back to normal...

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