You know when you make something so often that you think everyone knows how to make it too? That it’s part of everyone’s repertoire? This was definitely the case with this pasta. Of course it makes no sense to think this way, but somehow, when you make something so often it feels like it is too boring to share. It is funny because I have definitely posted just as simple (and even simpler) pasta recipes up here, but thought they were more interesting because they were new to me. The other day when we were eating this for dinner, my boyfriend asked if it was up here on the blog, and I scolded myself for waiting so long to share it.
As much as I love experimenting in the kitchen, sometimes you just need to eat. Fast. However, more often than not, I still want a nice warm meal that I won’t regret 10 minutes after eating it. The other night was a night just like that one and I went through my mental account of what we had in the fridge. Leeks. Carrots. Cherry Tomatoes. Tofu. I started trying to put together a meal in my mind, when I thought, forget it, a bowl of pasta is all that I want. For some reason, I always feel like pasta is a cop out. Before I took my interest in cooking seriously, pasta was on the menu easily 4 times a week. It is warm, comforting, filling and easy. But, I think I have to get over it, because sometimes pasta is just the right thing.