Okay. Breath. Pantry stocked? Now what? You can still eat healthy meals from your pantry during this Corona Virus Pandemic. Following are some pantry recipes to cook in the next few weeks.
The first place my mind goes is to soup. It’s the most comforting food I can think of in a time of uncertainty. Soup has been a basic food for hundreds of years in every culture around the world. You can batch cook soup and freeze it in individual portions for stay at home lunches. And a cup of soup makes a great snack especially when more people are home and bored and looking for a little nibble of something.
There have been times in my life when a bowl of pasta with a little butter and salt was a feast. I often crave the simplicity of good pasta. Paired with a little protein it satisfies everyone in the house. And with two teenagers home from school with increased appetites, it’s a life saver.
CACIO E PEPE – My family asks for this 3-Ingredient dinner every two weeks.
1 pound short pasta (penne, farfalle, fusilli, rigatoni)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water, add the pasta and cook until al dente.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the tuna breaking it apart.
Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Stir in the capers and olives.
Pour in the tomatoes; lower the heat to a simmer for 5 minutes.
Add a ladle of the pasta cooking liquid to the sauce.
Drain pasta, add it to the sauce and toss.
Sprinkle with parsley.
A staple of home cooked meals, you can never go wrong with a simple rice dish. I’m not kidding when I say the bacon fried rice is one of the best lunches my family has ever raved about and I just told my husband last week that I could eat it every day. And here we are…