Recently my zeal for the kitchen has fizzled. It's probably a product of the long winter. I love being a mom and staying home but the longer the winter lasts the more the walls look like prison cells and the children behave like inmates. Sometimes even the warden wants out of prison. My point is, even though I love cooking, it feels like a chore at times.
To assuage the feeling of working in the kitchen, I've attached myself to simple recipes that yield delicious results, like this one. It has only 5 ingredients: broccoli, ham, noodles, cream cheese and water.
Start by oven-roasting some broccoli.
Then chop up some deli ham.
Cook some noodles until al dente and save some of the pasta water.
And that's it. Simple enough, huh? Go here to see the full recipe from Everyday Food.