Sometimes, life throws so many custard pies in your face, eating and cooking becomes a chore. Or it's forgotten entirely. I found myself in that situation two days ago. I couldn't remember when I had eaten my last meal, which certainly isn't typical behavior for me. I needed some comfort food. Not Cheetos, or cookies. I needed something that would lay down a nice buffer of carbs, and cheese, to comfort my ailing spirit. Mashed potatoes would have been perfect, but I didn't want to go to that much trouble. So, I turned to one of my favorite ways to fix pasta: Tossed with lots of butter, garlic, parmesan, and freshly ground tellicherry pepper. And I added some asparagus tips, which made the whole thing very healthy. Antioxidants and all that good stuff. And I did feel comforted as I ate it all down. For me, tossed with butter and parmesan cheese is still the best way to serve pasta.
This simple meal is my submission to Presto Pasta Night, which was started by the wonderful Ruth at Once Upon A Feast. Each Friday Ruth has a recap of wonderful pasta recipes from bloggers from all over the world. So, do stop by and check it out.