September 22, 2008

Mom's not a fussy eater :)

Weekend is usually the only time I can put my 'culinary skills' to a test where I can cook some simple meals for myself and my mum. I'm recently experimenting with pastas which is quick and easy and can make a hearty delicious lunch.

As I was browsing through pasta recipes, I was deciding whether to make carbonara or just tomato-based type. I reckon that my mum don't like cheese so I decided to go for the tomato-based versions. She actually wanted me to make the olio aglio again but I told her I need to try new recipes please so she doesn't have a choice. Hehe... :P

I did not want to buy those store-bought pasta sauces which is easily available as I wanted to make my own. :)

First I cooked the pasta. Concurrently as the pasta was cooking in the simmering water, I fried some onions, added tomato sauce, fresh ripe tomatoes and water and cook until the sauce thickened; then I added mushrooms and fresh basil, seasoned with salt and pepper. When the pasta is cooked, my sauce was done and I poured the sauce all over and mixed throughly. Oh I forgot to mention that I also stir-fried some sliced bell peppers and red chilli at the beginning and set them aside. There you are, a simply tomato-based linguine!

Please pardon me for the bad description above as this wasn't meant to be the recipe that I'm sharing. I made this dish without following any recipe, so I don't think it's good enough to be shared. The sauce was not enough for two servings, and I think it could have been better with more herbs and onions; while the pasta was way too much for two persons. :( Poor judgement I have. Hehe. :P Luckily my mum is not a fussy eater and she actually finds it quite tasty. :)

I wanted to finish off with some cheddar cheese and only then did I realise the packet of cheddar cheese which I had used only once had gone mouldy. :( Thank god I did not attempt to make carbonara in the first place. Hmmm..I must really refrain from impulsive buying of ingredients if I don't intend to use it often.

I'm participating in this week's Presto Pasta Night again. :) This coming week's roundup will be hosted by Ruth.


Ruth Daniels said...

Great dish and thank goodness you didn't blindly pour the cheese in before seeing the mold.

Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

Aimei said...

Hi Ruth, Thanks for the roundup. It's fantastic. :)