Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Anita & Alyssa Cook

every Wednesday in Mansion 34.
It's a great tradition we implemented as of the week school started, and it is here to stay. We cook vegetarian food, have good talks about Spanish speaking countries, and laugh about something stupid I do in the kitchen that usually results in a good crisis on a weekly basis.
Anyways, so far the recipes we've made have been so. good. Therefore, I am giving birth to my brainchild, and so while I am sure everyone is sad to see Wisdom Wednesday go, well, now you may commence salivation over this week's dish.
Chickpea and Zucchini Pasta
- from Real Simple magazine
::you shall need::
- however much pasta you plan on eating
- zucchini cut up into half moon pieces
- one can chickpeas, rinsed
- crushed red pepper flakes
- salt
- 2 t garlic cloves
- 2 T olive oil
- 1/2 c parmesan cheese
1. boil your pasta, reserve about 1/4 c of the pasta water when finished cooking
2. heat pan with oil, add zucchini and saute until soft, about 5ish minutes
3. add chickpeas, red pepper flakes (add less if you like a little less fire), salt, and onion. Stir around for a good 3-4 minutes.
4. drain pasta, add a little pasta water, and 1/4 c of parmesan. Stir it all around, add your bean mixture, and then add the rest of your cheese.
5. Divide, serve, eat, and love the fact that this meal cost next to nothing.
Let me tell you friends, this dish was good. Crisis of the week? The fact that the pasta pot's handle was loose, and I spilled all the noodles onto the counter when the handle decided to spin. Whatever, though. I just scooped up all those noodles off the super clean counter, and we ate.
5 second rule. just kidding
Anyways, that is the food. Life is going good, Accounting may or may not be the death of me and my GPA, and I had my first intramural soccer game today. I have no idea why I stopped playing soccer... it was kind of a dumb move on my part, but whatever we're back in it!!

And that is life. hasta luego.


The Ball Babies said...

Sounds good except for the part with the red pepper flakes! Too hot for my tender mouth! I just got a subscription to Martha Stewart's Everyday Food. Hopefully it's a good magazine... Love the new idea for cooking Wednesdays!

Diana Cook said...

HA at first I thought your name was Alyssa Cook and that made me laugh

Anywho, I am sad to see wisdom wednesday go :[[ oh wellllllll :]]