Happy hump day! Actually happy New Year too, because I learnt that one can say that all of January if one hadn’t said it yet to someone. Frankly I find that kind of weird, but I do remember people greeting me with a “happy new year” through much of January while I was still at school.
I feel really bad for being lazy and never writing on here. That’s a lie, I feel bad for being lazy in general. I feel like I haven’t cooked in ever! I planned on making a meal last week and instead I fell asleep in front of the laptop – who does that!?
I hope you all have been enjoying 2015 so far by doing amazing things, do any of you have New Year’s resolutions that need to be completed? I didn’t make any resolutions, I just hope to be more on point when it comes to studying. Today I did get some studying into my day! And as you may be able to tell, I cooked this evening!
Today I made a Spaghetti with Sundried Tomatoes and Spinach. Although my mom isn’t too fond of sundried tomatoes, she went for seconds!
I got the recipe from here and pretty much followed it to a tee.
- 5oz (300g) whole wheat spaghetti
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons sundried tomatoes, chopped
- 5 cups (565g) fresh spinach, chopped
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cook spaghetti in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente for as long as directed on packaging. Add a tablespoon of oil into the water to keep spaghetti from sticking.
Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat and cook garlic until golden brown (approx. 3 minutes). Transfer garlic to paper towel to drain of oil.
In a large skillet drain oil from smaller skillet and begin to fry chopped garlic. Add chopped sundried tomatoes and spinach and sauté with balsamic vinegar. Bring up heat to medium-high and cook until spinach is wilted.
Toss spaghetti with sundried tomatoes and spinach mixture. Stir in ½ cup pasta water. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with feta cheese and most of toasted garlic chips.
Plate up and top with ½ teaspoon of feta cheese, additional salt and pepper, and three or four garlic chips. Serve warm.
I hope you all love this meal as much as my mother and I did! It really was lovely. Anything garlicky is great though. I love garlic.
Anyway I hope 2015 is great for you and your family and enjoy the year of the Sheep, especially if this year is your year in the Chinese Zodiac!