Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cheap and Easy.. 3 ingredient dinner

Yesterday was one of those days.. Besides the fact that the weekend flew bye and my office was chaotic with 7 lines ringing almost continuously all day I knew I was going home to an empty refrigerator with no idea as to what I was going to make for dinner.

As I sat on the bus contemplating if I should stop at the supermarket on my way home or find an alternative it dawned on me.. There was an onion in the fridge and that became the foundation of my dinner... yea, it sounds weird, but keep reading... I just had to stop at the deli and get Swiss and I was ready, woo hoo!

Years back I rented from a little German lady who gave me this recipe one of those nights when I was in college, working and raising a toddler. It’s fast, easy and the best part above even that.. It’s Delicious!

(She made this recipe using Spaetzle, but I just use regular pasta when I’m in a pinch) (here’s my second favorite Italian (The Boyfriend is my #1) Tyler Florence’s recipe for Spaetzle, I dont’ use chives though)

1 batch Spaetzle or ½ box Ditalini (cooked)
1 medium onion, diced
½ lb. Swiss cheese, diced

Cook pasta according to box directions (or Spaetzle according to recipe) Drain and set aside.

In the same pot that you used to cook the pasta heat 1 Tbs. oil and add onion, Cook until lightly browned. Turn off the heat and add the pasta, stir to coat the pasta and then add the Swiss cheese. Stir to combine and melt the cheese. Cover for 2 minutes and serve with a salad.

Viola! Dinner :)

2 comments:

Lizzie said...

Thanks for the visit! And I gotta say, I'm quite inspired by your resourcefulness! 3 ingredients...who'd have thought it!

Deseree said...

Such a simple dish and sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!