Day 94: Greek Pasta! (Sort Of)

4 Apr

For tonight’s meal, I had planned on just whipping something up out of whatever ingredients I had lying around in the kitchen. But then I was talking to a friend online and they started going on and on about Greek food. Which I LOVE. And so I had a sudden craving for Greek Pasta because 1) I can’t get enough of the stuff, and 2) I had most of the ingredients for it already. So after a quick run to the grocery for some olives and feta cheese, I was ready. Are you ready? This will be quick because I just had a giant plate of Greek pasta and I am now very sleepy. Here we go. This is Niña’s Greek Pasta (Which Is Really Just Italian Pasta Plus Olives and Feta Cheese).

Ingredients! Pasta, tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms, olive oil, olives and feta cheese.

Step 1: Boil some water in a pot and then drop your tomatoes in.

Step 2: While your tomatoes are enjoying a warm soak, slice up your mushrooms and chop your garlic.

Step 3: When the skins of the tomatoes start to peel, take them out of the pot and dump them onto a bowl of cold water. Stops the cooking process. Also makes it easier to peel the skin off. I think.

Step 4: Cook your pasta in the same pot where you were boiling the skin off of your tomatoes. Because it just makes sense.

Step 5: In a pan, sautee garlic in olive oil. Take a moment to savor the smells that this will produce.

Step 6: Dump your mushrooms into the pan and allow them to cook until they are ready to give up their juices.

Step 7: While waiting for the mushrooms to loosen up and get comfortable, peel the skin off of your tomatoes and give them a quick chop.

Step 8: Dump them into the pan. Cook until you feel like it. At this point, you may choose to add basil to make Italian tomato sauce, mix in your pasta and you're done.

But if you want Greek pasta, add some olives, feta cheese and oregano. I didn't put oregano because the feta cheese I bought already had oregano in it. Efficiency!

That’s all folks! See you tomorrow!

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2 Responses to “Day 94: Greek Pasta! (Sort Of)”

  1. gingerbreadram April 11, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    gosh! you cook so often na ah? congratulations! 🙂

    • niña April 11, 2011 at 10:35 am #

      why yes, ramram. it’s much cheaper to cook than to eat out. plus. i’ve come to really enjoy cooking. so yay. 😀

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