I try to avoid fast-food by using quick kitchen tips and recipes. A drive-thru would be way easier than trying to navigate chopping, preheating and chasing around a 7-month old mouse. So on weeks when my workload is intense, I turn to “one pot meals.” I’m not really a crockpot person, they remind me of old people lol. Don’t ask why and I know they’ve evolved but it’s just not me. If you want a fresh, quick meal (about 15 mins) try this out:
1 pkg spaghetti (I used Ronzoni Garden Delight)
6 medium-sized fresh tomatoes, halved (you can chop them smaller, but we’re in a rush here)
3 garlic cloves
1/2 white onion
5 hot cherry peppers (careful, they’re super spicy)
1 zucchini, chopped
Spinach, 2 huge handfuls
Fresh basil, huge handful
Place all ingredients in a large pot filled with 5C of water (add chicken broth for more flavor). Bring to a rolling boil. Turn down to medium-high and boil for 10 minutes or until pasta is cooked to your desired texture.
Right before I serve it, I drizzle it with my favorite and most used olive oil – Nudo Basil to pump up the flavor!