Simple Pasta With Butter Parmesan and Basil

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Simple Pasta With Butter Parmesan and Basil.

Simple Pasta With Butter Parmesan and Basil

Abbi is away on a school trip to France for the week.  Mr PSGC is on a business trip to the US.  Jamie is out at a friends house.  The house is very quiet.

I can eat whatever I want.

I feel like I should be very indulgent, but I am feeling far too lazy to cook anything elaborate, and I have three episodes of Fargo to catch up with that won’t watch themselves!

Theres not a whole lot of food in the house, so I reach for Abbis favourite.  Pasta tossed in butter with parmesan and basil leaves – Ok the basil leaves aren’t Abbis favourite
(….and maybe her favourite would actually be something involving Nutella, marshmallows and squirty cream).Simple Pasta With Butter Parmesan and Basil

The beauty of pasta with butter is 6 minutes from cupboard to plate.  It probably took longer to photograph than it did to cook.

Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti Pasta
  • Butter
  • Freshly grated parmesan
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Seasoning

Method:

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions until firm (al dente).  Drain and return to the pan.  Add a knob of butter, and season to taste.  serve immediately with some basil leaves and freshly grated parmesan.

Wash down with a glass or two of wine.

Sometimes simple is best.

Obviously not the wine, but this is a guaranteed winner for even the fussiest of kids.

Simple Pasta With Butter Parmesan and Basil

Variations:

If you want to mix it up a bit, add the following extras:

  • a couple of strips of smoked salmon, capers and a decent squirt of lemon juice
  • roasted vegetables
  • crispy bacon and onions
  • sausage and sun dried tomatoes

Simple Pasta With Butter Parmesan and Basil

DianaSimple Pasta With Butter Parmesan and Basil