The last two days have been extremely rushed, and I mean that literally. I feel like a character in a Looney Toons cartoon, running from place to place. And that doesn't count the time on the treadmill. I think I bit off more than I can chew, with all the baked goods I've been preparing, as well as other obligations. Oh well, Easter will be over soon and then life will return to a more normal pace. Yesterday I resorted to my Desperation Spaghetti, a tried and true dish for those moments when I simply can't spend more than 10 minutes in total on a meal. Here it is, and just in time for Herb Blogging Weekend, the creation of Kalyn, who's off having a very nice time in Texas! The herbs of choice for this meal are fresh oregano and basil (again). Go to Kalyn's site and see all the other Herb Bloggers in action! I'm sure their recipes are much better planned than mine.
This is when I make Desperation Spaghetti: my exhaustion approaches critical mass, and hitting myself in the head with a hammer is more attractive than cooking dinner. But, going out to get a meal is out of the question, and the pizza or Chinese food available for delivery is horrible. So, this is the moment I run to my freezer and remove a container of frozen tomato sauce. Yes, yes, I know I should switch to Pyrex containers and not use the plastic ones. Fortunately, this tomato sauce had some ground turkey in it. I defrosted the sauce in the microwave--yes, yes, I know I shouldn't heat plastic containers in the microwave. Then, I heated the sauce and threw some chopped fresh oregano into it. That gave it a wonderful flavor and qualified it for Weekend Herb Blogging. I tossed the sauce with cooked pasta and scattered some julienned fresh basil and shaved parmesan cheese on top. I was tired and grateful to have a good meal that took so little time.