Part of my vow to spend more time on my favorite things, and not worry so much about what other people say and do, is doing more cooking. I have been cooking for the vast majority of my life. I started out at the age of ten, cooking for dad, my brother, and me. Then I went to college I was part of a team that cooked 1600 meals a day. When I got married, my wife just wasn’t much of a chef, so I did most of the cooking. Then came the homeless shelter/ soup kitchen for eleven years.
Now that I am single again, I want to spend some time each week cooking some of my favorite meals. One of those is shown above. I named it “Spaghetti al a Caruso”. My wife loved it, and since I seem to be going vegetarian more now, I fix it more often.
It’s basically made with whatever is at hand for the veggies, and usually with angel hair pasta. The version above was made from carrots, celery, onions, zucchini sauteed in olive oil. Throw on as much Parmesan as you like.
The trouble with cooking for just one is that I only needed two sticks of celery and a couple of carrots. That usually means having to buy a stalk of celery and one or two pounds of carrots. My secret for this particular recipe, and in fact, several others, is to buy a snack tray as shown here. I love zucchini, so a small one is just right.
Now that I am, for the most part, becoming a vegetarian, I find myself having this dish at least a couple of times a month.
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Love the veggie snack tray idea … I may just borrow it!
You are welcome to use it as often as you want, Michelle.
Looks so good. I would have to use gluten free pasta–I think rice noodles would be fin, finished off with toasted sesame oil.
That is what’s nice about this particular dish, it’s very versatile.