Oh sweet Pinterest.
Soo…. you know how Pinterest is a filthy liar? Making everything look easy and quick, then you try it like a dummy and then 7 hours later you’re sitting in a pile of rubble sweaty and hungry, wondering why you ever started the stupid project in the first place?
Yeah…. Me neither. ::avoids eye contact::
Well listen. I found something pinned by the fabulous blogger and photographer LaShawn Wiltz and despite my better judgment, I tried it.
It looked simple and included only a few ingredients that I already had on hand so I figured it would be an easy undertaking.
And for once…
I was right!
This is what was pinned:
It made me nervous because putting dry pasta in non-boiling water was so counter-intuitive. So that got me looking for other one-pot pasta dishes and I found:
If Martha’s doin’ it…it’s gotta be good. Right?…Right?!
OK, enough research, time to try it for myself.
I put all the ingredients into the pot….
OK…well…maybe not aallll of the ingredients….
I followed the instructions….
And it turned out great….
I’m a forgetful blogger so I didn’t get a picture of the final product. I remembered almost all the way through the meal that we needed pics…
But it was a quick and easy meal that even Roey loved a lot, and he’s been picky lately.
John loved it too!
So, finally Pinterest comes through for me. I’ve got a new “back pocket” dish that’s fast and easily adaptable. (I’m adding some shrimp next time)
The following day, for lunch I just popped some capers olives and peppers into a pan w/ olive oil and threw the leftover pasta in for a quick fry #win
Have you tried any one-pot pasta dishes? Have you tried any dishes from Pinterest that really worked out well for you? Please share!