A meal in 10 minutes? I didn’t think it was possible but sometimes you are in a pinch and have hungry children staring you down. This was a simple fresh and delicious solutions to the impending uprising that was about to take place. Seriously, how many times can one four year old happen to mention that she is hungry. And when I say “happen to mention” I mean getting louder and more whiny by the second. This will be a regular on the menu in our house for days when I am over-committed to everything else and have little time to deal with dinner.
I must confess I’ve done very little cooking and even less planning over the last few weeks. Sometimes I get started on a project and get a little focused on getting it done (Shawn may have mentioned the word obsessed.. or was it possessed?). Anyway, I had been planning forever to finally get the basement cleaned out and it just so happened our neighborhood decided to have a garage sale and I just may have underestimated how much work I would need to do to get all our stuff organized. Two weeks later and I finally feel like my house is at least in liveable order.
Needless to say the house has benefited from a good cleaning but our bellies are feeling a little neglected (not to mention this blog!). But I’m committed to getting us well fed again and this super simple pasta was my beginning.
Seriously if you can boil noodles you can make this. It’s a perfect fresh spring/summer meal. Noodles with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss in ripe grape tomatoes, fresh basil and a little or a lot of goat cheese. Let’s just say we snarfed down every last bite.
- 8-10 oz linguine pasta
- 6-8 oz grape tomatoes, halved
- 4-6 large basil leaves, slivered
- ½ cup (or more!) crumbled goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Boil noodles according to package directions (al dente)
- Drain and toss immediately with olive oil and lemon juice
- Let cool slightly (3-5 minutes) then toss in tomatoes, basil and goat cheese
- Add salt and pepper to taste and serve