Cooking in the hotel room has been… interesting, yes we’ll go with that. Limited cook wear/utensils/etc + world’s smallest stove= interesting. So tonight I made a classic (well an our house classic) that is a one pot supper. Enjoy!
Add 1 bag wacky mac veggie spirals or any veggie pasta you like (pasta will be orange, green, yellow, and purple in the pkg, but that’s from things like beets-shh don’t tell me, I hate beets- not food coloring)
Drain pasta when cooked (Do Not Rinse!!! Rinsing washes away vitamins!)
Put pasta back in pot on stove on low heat setting.
Add 10oz shredded cheddar (whatever brand you like, but use real cheese)
Add about 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Add 3 tablespoons butter/margarine (we are in a hotel use what you’ve got)
Add 1/3 cup skim milk (again or whatever milk you keep around)
Stir until well blended.
Drain 1 can baby peas.
Fold peas into pasta.
Serve as is or as a side with a bigger meal.
Substitutions: aka what to do next week…
Twisted Senorita Pasta:
Use shredded jack cheese instead of cheddar.
Use 1/3 cup chunky salsa instead of mustard.
Add 1 can drained black beans & 1 can drained yellow corn.
Loose the peas (they just don’t work with these flavors)
Twisted Pizza Pasta:
Use shredded mozzarella as your cheese.
Use 1 pkg Italian dressing mix (Not dressing-MIX. Pay attention people)instead of mustard.
Add 2 handfuls raw baby spinach.
Add can of diced tomatoes (do not drain).
Add mini pepperoni slices (or diced grilled chicken if you are anti-pepperoni, you are welcome RedBird)
Add small can drained mushrooms.
Keep or loose the peas, it’s up to you here.
This one looks “fancy” or as we say around here “all classed up” with grated parmesan on top.
Enjoy your night!