Thursday, August 26, 2010

Heart-Stoppingly Simple Recipe for Mid-Week Cheer

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.

Bon appetit!

1 comment:

AppyLove said...

Just wanted to let you know I made this, added a bag of pre-cooked thawed shrimp and 6-10 ounces of fresh cooked spinach at the last minute, and we were pretty much in heaven when we combined it with our Trader Joe's wine last night. Unfortunately, I have ANOTHER cup of heavy cream, stick of butter, and parm left in the you know what that means. Doubling the mileage next week, I guess!