I don't know about you, but the 500Jerk household has been a bit cheerless of late, what with school starting, a real estate transaction inexplicably gone sour, and intermittent (related?) sleeplessness. Although I lost my will to cook over this ridiculously hot East Tennessee summer--for the last two months we've subsisted mainly on fried egg and tomato sandwiches--cooling temperatures and a sudden surfeit of high-fat dairy products in my refrigerator inspired some comfort cookery last night. If you, too, find yourself in need of humpday solace, consider the following course of action:
To one pound of drained hot pasta, add mixture of melted stick of butter, one cup of heavy cream, and one cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper liberally. Toss. Permit clamoring bystanders to sample. Kiss foreheads and smooth hair. Avoid consideration of caloric content, and vow to run in the morning.