Thursday, May 10, 2012

The day we ran out of food

On Tuesday night we ran out of food.*

- No meat
- No vegetables
- No fruit

Things weren't looking good. This was not in the plan.

After a forage around I found onion, garlic, pine nuts and chilli. And of course a million packets of pasta.

Maybe I wouldn't have to make the trek to Coles/IGA/McDonalds for food after all. Plus it was raining and I didn't want to.

This is 1 onion, 2 green chillis and about 6 cloves of garlic.


What? I've been sick and apparently garlic fights off sickness and vampires. Win win.

Pine nuts oiled up

And then roasted. Even the 1 year old liked these. And why wouldn't he? They taste like warm, crunchy, nutty morsels of heaven.

Throw all that into a pan, until it softens a bit.

Add your pasta, I added some of the pasta cooking liquid too. To make it a bit saucier.

Mix it all together

And enjoy your empty cupboards dinner. I added lemon juice and pepper.

I had my finger ready to dial 000 at a moments notice because my mouth nearly caught fire. If you don't like your pasta at ignition point, then cut back on the chilli. Way back.

*The 1 year old always has a many and varied selection of homemade food to choose from in the freezer.


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