Tuesday, February 19, 2013

KISS Pasta

Ok, so there really isn't any 'kissing' involved...and it wasn't our Valentine's Day dish...KISS-Keep it Simple Sweetie. I find that alot of times I try to go above and beyond. Take a recipe and make it  my own, try this, add that, and sometimes it turns out good..and sometimes it doesn't. But when it comes down to it..sometimes the most 'simple' prep works the best. Yesterday Hubs had put italian sausage, tomatoes, and onions into the crockpot. And well...after smelling it all day, it just wasn't what I wanted for dinner..do you ever do that? The kids didn't want it either and requested spaghetti..but they didn't want the sauce from the crockpot, they just wanted it plain.
Well..'plain' noodles just stick together. So I added a couple things that originally was just to keep them from sticking, and ended up being really good.
And Hubs who is traditionally anti-lemon pepper, LOVED it as well. I love sneaking things in on him he 'thinks' he doesn't like. *snickers*

KISS Pasta

Spaghetti noodles cooked*
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
shredded mozzarella cheese for sprinkling

You'll have to decide how many noodles you need. What does that mean? Well..how 'wet' do you want the pasta? I cooked the whole box of noodles, then added my butter and oil to the already warm pan (that I just cooked in) then added noodles until it looked coated enough. I didn't want it dripping w/butter and oil, so I added noodles until it looked just moist enough, then added in the garlic and lemon pepper. Then topped w/a little cheese once it was on the plate.

It's fairly light for pasta really. The kids still thought it was 'plain noodles' and Hubs enjoyed it with his italian sausage crockpot stuff. Nothing fancy about it at all, and simple..that's the key. I'm thinking I need more of the KISS stuff. :)

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