Last night’s supper was already planned, insofar as I knew we needed to use up some of the veg in the fridge, and we’d been eating rice for a few days, so it was time for pasta for a change.
I chopped up a fat leek, a red romano pepper, and several cloves of garlic, and set them to sauté down in some olive oil. Then I went to answer the door, as someone had just knocked. It was a friend from up the road, who wanted to watch himself on the local news (he doesn’t have a television). So we offered him supper.
I added another red pepper, and some strips of pancetta, while Pete grated up lots of parmesan. Boiled some big pasta shells, chopped some sage from the garden, put it all into the pan and served in bowls. Instant supper, and very nice.
Well, we thought so!