I’m the worst person at being sick. I turn into a big ol’ baby who whines about not having my Mom around to take care of me. I woke up Wednesday morning with a sore throat and I *knew* I had a cold coming on. I was right. By Wednesday afternoon I was sneezing and blowing my nose constantly.
As I sat on my couch yesterday night I was surfing around on my local delivery website trying to figure out what I was going to order. I was on the verge of ordering a build-your-own pasta combo when I realized that everything I had selected from the menu, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and white wine sauce, was already in my fridge. Seriously. I was about to pay $12 for the things I already owned. Dumb.
In the Mix
-1/2 shallot, finely chopped
-3 sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil), chopped
-2 tbsp capers, drained
-1/2 cup vegetable broth
-1/4 white wine
-2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar (I used one infused with lemon. You could also use white wine vinegar)
*Over medium heat, spray pan with cooking spray and sauté shallots for 2-3 minutes.
*Add in capers, sun-dried tomatoes, broth, wine and vinegar. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
*Remove from heat and pour over pasta.
I used Ronzoni SmartTaste Angel Hair pasta. It is enriched with fiber and enough Calcium and Vitamin D to equal a glass of milk. It also is lower fat and calories than regular pasta. I thought it might end up being a little chewy and more like whole wheat pasta, but I couldn’t tell the difference between this and regular ol’ pasta. I really enjoyed it!
I saved myself $12 plus delivery (they get ya with the delivery cost) and I used up items in my pantry. Win-Win.
There is something magical about sun-dried tomatoes and capers. They instantly make everything seem a little fancier. Either that or I am easily impressed with small things.
Pasta, well carbs in general, always make me feel better when I’m sick. This did the trick and I’ve got fingers crossed that I’m on the path to wellness. Or at least the path to just sneezing every few hours or so and a slightly less red nose.
Take those vitamins and stay healthy friends. I’ve bought up all the tissues in the country so good luck with that.