Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week of Comfort Cooking for 1

When the choice is up just to P... it's Pasta.

Superbowl of Shrimp Scampi Sunday

Lots of schwrimps defrost in sink and then out on a plate for two episodes of house.

Butter, garlic, thyme, lemon zest, lemon juice saute. Dry the shrimp with a towel and then flip from plate to pan 2 min, flip 2 min other side.

Add cooked linguine to pan, toss and serve.

Pasta Bolognese Wednesday

onion, celery, carrot, garlic saute in butter. Brown meat (beef, veal, pork, I used beef). Add one can of tom paste, thyme, and some milk. Let it simmer for two episodes of house. Freeze way more than half, put a quarter of it in the fridge, and toss a quarter with al dente spaghetti. (1/4 package for one). Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

Tuna Casserole Friday (When cooking for one always half the recipe!)

onion and garlic saute. Add whatever vegetables are in the freezer. (I know). Carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower to the saute pan. Add 1/4 cup of flour to the vegetables and then whisk in 1 and 1/4 cup milk. When bubbly, remove from heat and add 1/2 cup (or a cup) of shredded Gruyere cheese. Add 1 can tuna, salt, and pepper. Toss and put into a buttered casserole. Top with bread crumbs and dot with butter. Bake 375 for 20 minutes.

Left over Saturday

Coffee all day.
Baked potato and a diet coke for dinner. (I know).