I don’t have kids. Or carpools. Or soccer practice. I’m not planning large meals while juggling the schedules of lotsa folks. We’re just a family of two trying to slow down and quit movin’ too fast. We try and make the mornin’ last. In fact we’ve got no deeds to do, no promises to keep… most days.
But some days just don’t work out as groovy as we’d planned. Sometimes skipping down the cobblestones takes longer than you’d think.
For those days there’s Default Pasta with Braised Radicchio and Caramelized Onion.
So what exactly is Default Pasta? Well, as the saying goes– “quick boil some water, it’s Default Pasta night”.
At my house Default Pasta makes an appearance whenever I feel dappled and drowsy and ready for sleep. In fact I’d even go so far as to call these appearances star turns. That’s because learning how to bring forth quick, flavorful weeknight meals can be a lifesaver, and a toe-tapper.
There are a lot of good reasons to master the concept of Default Pasta. Maybe you haven’t been to the grocery store for weeks and the fridge and pantry are pretty bare. Maybe you just want something simple and satisfying without too much thought or preparation. Perhaps you got caught up in a conversation with a lamp-post. These things have been known to happen. Never fear, if you follow my rules for Default Pasta you can make any meal special. Because if you have dried pasta around, even an old hunk of cheese rind can be turned into a quick, flavorful meal. You see that’s what Default Pasta is all about. It’s a quick, flavorful pasta dish using whatever you have on hand. Provided you have pasta that is, ‘cuz it’s just not Default Pasta without pasta. In fact that’s the first rule.
So quick boil some water– while I’m feelin’ groovy. GREG