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8.7.14

PASTA WITH PEAS - ZÖLDBORSÓS TÉSZTA


It is wonderfully warm and my garden is filled with the green stuff. But winter will be here soon enough when the only green I may find is a small package of frozen peas. This has to be one of the most unremarkable pasta dishes I make. It is way too easy and uncomplicated and yet there are times in the winter months when the fridge is close to empty and you reach for staples to make one more meal before having to venture out to the store for some fresh groceries. Pair it with a slice of garlic toast, grab the cookie tin and you are set for an evening of Netflix binge. 

pasta for two
1 cup frozen peas
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup diced onions
salt and pepper to taste
grated parmesan cheese

  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water to al dante.
  • Meanwhile, cook the onions in oil and butter until soft.
  • Add the frozen peas and bring it back to the boil.
  • Drain and place in a heated serving dish.
  • Season the pasta with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • Add the onions and give it a stir.
  • Grate some parmesan cheese on the top and serve immediately.



5 comments:

  1. I love the combination of pasta and peas though my version had diced ham off the bone in it.

    http://a-boleyn.livejournal.com/181113.html

    And then there was the one with chicken. :)

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    1. Indeed we tend to make what we have at home. Shopping is a drag and is expensive. I realize you are not working in the summer months. Neither does my son in law. On top of it we have a long standing teacher's strike in B.C. It's highly doubtful that settlement will be reached before September. Education and healthcare is not a priority.

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    2. Much more delicious with the Alfredo and the ham.

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  2. Speaking of teaching woes, it's really rough on supply teachers. The regular teachers in my district were forced to accept a ruinous contract a couple of years ago which seriously affects supply teachers. It expires on Aug 31 and the expectation is not good for a fair and equitable new contract. I worked 2/3 of the days in the 2013-14 compared to the worst year I've ever had since I started supply teacher.

    Things are REALLY tight for me as you might have guessed based on the last 6 months of posts on my LJ. A lot of supply teachers are taking second or even third part time jobs to make ends meet. And then getting chewed out for not being available when they DO get called (at the last minute) by the board. It's not pretty.

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    1. These are all trademarks of extreme right wing policies. They won't rest until a union is left. Then we can all have minimum paying jobs. Welcome to neo-feudalism.

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