When I say some days, I mean, the occasional day.
Like may be once a year.
More often, I don't feel like that at all. And some days it's worse.
Days when I have to get a trombone, a bicycle and a dog up to school as well as the kids (on foot).
Days when I have no idea how I'm going to fit work in, and end up burning the midnight oil.
Days when I realise that they haven't forgotten, and not one but both children want to enter a Fairtrade cake in the Fairtrade cake competition the following day (and you know my views on such things, having vented here before).
|They are BANANAS. OK?.|
|No, it's a fair trade logo & some bananas not a rampant blue & green Pacman|
Days when I have too much stuff to use up in the fridge.
Last Tuesday was one of those days.
Fortunately, there was a bag of pasta, and the things that needed using up were 2 courgettes &, a head of spring greens from last week's veg box, 4 mini chorizo sausages and half a tub of ricotta cheese. I put the pasta on, almost on auto-pilot, and as icing flew, and coins were placed and re-placed on the grid with accompanying sound effects (I'll leave you to imagine), I engineered tea.
Having put the pasta on to boil, I fried off the chorizo, till the fat was running, then added the diced courgettes to the pan. Once the courgettes were a bit soft, I chucked in a can of plum tomatoes and a good dollop of sundried tomato pesto.
Once it had all cooked down a bit, I stirred in the ricotta, stirred in the pasta, into a baking dish grated cheese on top and in the oven for some time. Probably about 20 minutes. And steamed the greens.
|Oh did I mention, days when you can't get the photos to rotate and upload properly?|
We eat something similar at least once a week. The chorizo could be leftover bacon, or cold meat - or no meat, in which case I might use garlic and smoked paprika and an onion. The courgettes could be red peppers. The sundried tomato pesto could be tomato puree, ordinary pesto, harissa paste - frankly what ever is in the fridge without mold on it.
There's no recipe, and occasionally it's literally just cooked pasta and a tin of tomatoes cooked down with some garlic stirred through the pasta.
I commend it to you!