Posted 26 November 2005 - 01:20 PM
One recipe that is getting me through my second year at uni.
You need about a bowl full of pasta (not full, full, after all, pasta expands once it cooks)
Onions, Green or Yellow or Red Peppers, mushrooms and any other veg that you wouldn't mind frying.
Cheese (if you want it)
Dolomio sauce (or anyother pasta sauce)
Take the pasta, stick it in a pan of boiling water, don't forget to add some salt, I don't know why, but that's what all the books say. The pasta should be done in about 15-20 minutes
Once done, cut half an onion up and then cut it up some more into oniony chunks, if you want some peppers, then half of a pepper (any colour will do) again cut up into smaller chunks of peppers (don't forget to cut out the fleshy bits and the seeds, and if you desire mushrooms, a handful, sliced up.
Frying pan, or just a regular pan, bit of olive oil (or any oil for that matter) heated up. *At this point make sure you ain't cooking naked.* Throw in the veg, step back, and then once you feel brave enough, step up and keep the veg moving, otherwise it'll burn on one side. Once the onions are browned, throw in about a quarter to half a jar of the pasta sauce, turn down the heat a little, mix it all up. Depending on the sauce, 5 minutes should be enough for the sauce to be done.
By now the pasta should be done, taste it, it tastes cooked, it probably is. Drain the water from the pasta.
Now you can approach the next phase in three ways, the first is to relocate the pasta from the pan to a plate, and then stick the sauce on top.
Or you can mix the sauce into the pan with the pasta, and then serve.
Same as above, only grate some cheese, stick the pan back on a low- medium heat and mix the cheese in until it melts, and then serve.
Grind some peppers and salt if desired.
Another handy recipe, is that of bangers, mash and beans.
Peel and cut some potatoes up, stick 'em in a pan of boiling hot water and cover. They'll be ready when they're ready, but the way to tell that they are ready is to jab 'em with a fork. If the fork slides into the potato like it would into butter, or something like that, then they're ready.
Grill sausages, turning occasionally, don't forget to prick 'em.
If you want fry some onions! (mmm...onions...fried...)
Once potatos are ready, drain, a touch of milk, a spoon of butter and then mash! Throw in the onions you fried, leave on a low-low heat. Stick beans in a bowl and nuke - microwave - them. Once sausages are done stick everything on a plate and eat!
Finally the student special...
Beans on toast.
Baked Beans - microwave them.
Bread - toast them.
Butter toast. Place beans on top.
Dammit I just misspelled on my christmas present list...now I've asked satan for an inflatable Buffy.
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