Friday, February 19, 2010

Creamy Pasta with Ham and Broccoli

I really love cooking. When my cooking mags come in the mail I get really excited and generally read them from cover to cover. Recently I took a copy of one to a youth activity which I needed to attend but in which didn't want to participate. (Turns out 29 isn't a good age to learn how to roller skate.) Some of the kids laughed as they skated by and saw that I was reading up on different kinds of oil and their uses.

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.

Mix the pasta water with the cream cheese.

Then stir it all together.

And that's it. Simple enough, huh? Go here to see the full recipe from Everyday Food.

8 comments:

Bob said...

If it makes you feel better I'm well over 29 and I can't roller skate worth s*&^. ;)

The pasta looks awesome though!

Goldie said...

I find that bread always cheers me up, and feels like an accomplishment when I'm done. However, if you don't want to take the time, effort and mess, then bake some muffins. Clean-up is minimal and the end result makes everyone happy!!!

from my motorhome to yours said...

I have to give this a try looks good, come by my blog and get in on the giveaway and check out my new book,pam

Sook said...

Oh this looks fabulous! I love pasta like this.

Audrey said...

This DOES look good. I've been in a rut about what to cook so it's time to start stalking the food blogs again. Perfect timing Gwenny.

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Jackie said...

When are you serving this? I'll be right up to make sure it tastes as good as it looks ;)

wsxwhx700 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................