Yesterday both Cornelius and I had splitting headaches. I think it was due to our lack of caffine (we ran out and were too lazy to get more). By dinnertime, we both couldn’t get off the couch but we realized that we couldn’t survive on Gilmore Girl repeats alone. We needed something quick and simple and then I remembered Crystal‘s package and the small packets of Mexican macaroni. She taped a short recipe to the package and a simple and satisfying dinner for two was born.
simple sopa de conchas
1. Saute the pasta in a bit of olive oil until the pasta browns a little, stirring frequently.
2. Add 1 can (14.5 oz) of diced tomatoes, 1½ – 2 cans of water, salt and pepper and stir.
3. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, or until pasta is cooked.
* I added a couple cloves of crushed garlic to the sauteed pasta.
** Crystal eats this in bowls with avocados. We ate it topped with grated mozzerella cheese since we were avocado-less. So good!!
Crystal has a slightly more elaborate version on her blog, which you can find here.
Yes, dinner was another lazy meal and I took the above recipe and expanded it. It turned out fabulous. I sauteed bacon until crisp and added chopped garlic and onion, and followed the rest of the recipe. Five minutes before the meal was ready, I added some chopped broccoli to the mix for a bit of green. Tasty!
Thanks Crystal for a great base to a fantastic meal that will definitely be a repeat in this tiny kitchen!!