The simplest of food is what I like the best. The other night I made us a big dish of Pasta Al Forno, which is simply pasta that is then baked in the oven.
Just a big pan of pasta boiled for the length of time it tells you on the packet minus a minute or so, you definitely do not want soggy pasta so a little more al dente is good.
A minute or so before it is cooked drop some frozen peas into the pan to cook along with the pasta, then drain everything and put back into the pan. Tip in a jar or two of tomato based sauce and give it all a good stir, then pour this mixture into an oven proof dish. Dot over the top of the pasta little slices of Feta cheese, spoonfuls of Pesto, (or sliced up cubes if you do as I do and freeze your pesto in ice-cube trays) add a good sprinkle of Parmesan or any hard cheese and put in a medium oven for 20-25 minutes or until everything is piping hot.
The top has a lovely slightly crusty texture and as you dig in the pasta underneath is lusciously smothered in sauce and so very, very tasty.
Simple and tasty .... my sort of food ... it was so tasty I forgot to take a photograph of the finished dish .... I'll have to make it again so I can get a picture ;-)
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