When I have to rush off to rehearsal, class or a meeting there is nothing better than a quick fix solution for lunchtime. It seems that we take time for ourselves in the morning (that early cup of coffee you indulge in while reading the newspaper) or at night (unwinding while lounging in front of the newest reality show) but the middle of the day seems to lose attention. My goal is to mask the hectic time of the day.
I might be having the worst day ever, but I try to make time to eat a meal with friends. It is a perfect stress reliever, and the food does not have to be complicated at all. Take this idea for example. It is simple, but looks pretty snazzy. I use Buitoni’s Wild Mushroom Agnolotti because it is meant for two and is incredibly filling. They use both portobello and crimini mushrooms that give the pasta a heartiness others lack. Then it only takes a few key ingredients to make your own pasta dish to share with a friend over gossip.
The Process: Putting It Together
- Ricotta Cheese
- Basil walnut Pesto
- Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated
- Lemon, zested
- Olive Oil, to drizzle
- Prepare your pasta of choice according to the instructions on the packaging.
- Add your fixings! Drizzle the pasta with some olive oil for flavor to start. Top with dollops of ricotta and pesto. Sprinkle the lemon zest and parmesan cheese for extra flavor.
- That was easy. Now eat, eat eat.