I managed to cook dinner last night. That is quite a rare thing in this house. Although I do love cooking, I have a fantabulous husband who comes home from work early to cook for us (he works for himself, so then continues working after the children are in bed)…so I generally don’t bother. However, yesterday was a No Nap Day for Twink which usually means he crashes early evening. So I wanted dinner done and dusted as early as possible. I raided our sorry looking fridge and came up with this. It was yummy, and I think hubby was quite pleased to come home to find dinner made for him.
- Pasta – enough for all of you…in my case it was the ends of 4 different packets so we had farfalle, fusilli, rigatoni & penne!
- Garlic boursin – or cream cheese of your choice – I would get philly or supermarket own version of, but I like the garlic & herb ones and it annoys me that they only do them in low fat versions. (while I would benefit from low fat, it’s not so good for small people like Twink)
- Leeks – chopped into strips – god knows how long these had been in the fridge…eeek!
- Mushrooms – chopped into cubes – the end of a packet again…also have been in the fridge longer than they ought (can you tell our veg box hasn’t been delivered since before our holiday & we’re too lazy to go to Sainsburys?!)
- Bacon (I had a packet of pancetta cubes)
- Frozen sweetcorn
- Butter/oil for frying (I prefer the taste of mushrooms & sweetcorn in butter, but usually add a dash of oil so the butter doesn’t burn)
What to do:
- Put pasta on to boil.
- In a large frying pan melt butter & throw leeks, mushrooms & bacon in. Stir half heartedly while trying to placate toddler.
- Stir the cream cheese into the contents of the frying pan about 3 minutes before the pasta is ready. You can use as much or as little as you want, today I used 3/4 of the boursin in the frying pan, then added the rest to the pasta once I’d drained it. Keep stirring to melt the cheese, so it becomes like a sauce.
- 1 minute before the pasta will be ready, add the frozen sweetcorn to the pan of water.
- Drain pasta/sweetcorn mix, put in bowls and top with veg mix
- Scoff quickly & get toddler in bed, asleep, by six. Result!
Disclaimer: Author makes no promises that eating the aforementioned pasta dish will result in your toddler going to sleep by six. Sorry about that