Monday, August 16, 2010
One Is the Loneliest Number
That said, sometimes the outside world can't be ignored, and Mr. Devlin has to go save the day somewhere and just can't wait for someone to finish her green beans. Those are then nights I let Thing 1 choose what's for dinner....usually mac-n-cheese. Leaving me to play hunter/gatherer on my own.
And that's one more reason why pasta is one of my favorite things. Cook and toss with whatever and it's a real meal (as opposed to a handful of cheesy poofs and some chocolate chips and a gulp of cold coffee that some of us have been known to survive on).
For example, dinner Friday night was a table for one, so I boiled up 2 cups of penne (I cook a little extra so Thing 2 can gum new foods). Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process and mix with a can of tuna that's been drained. Add in some chopped tomatoes (oh, like, say the ones I've been growing on the patio) and drizzle with some salad dressing (in this case, I used some creamy asiago peppercorn but plain ol' Italian is really good too). Voila! Dinner. And a good one....a low-fat, high protein one. And I can pass on a handful of stale chips later because I'm satisfied.