Ahh, rainy season. The days of running from my home, to the car, into work, and back again.
Will I ever get to see sunshine? Will I ever be outdoors (and dry) again?
The answer remains no, if I continue to live in Victoria, BC. But I do love the lack of snow here, so it's a bit of a compromise.
So, I guess I am inside and going a little stir crazy for now. But, luckily I have cooking to stir up my day.
Here's a recipe that needs stirring. Hopefully you're crazy for it. :)
1 box of rotini (other pastas will work, but I love how rotini grabs onto the ricotta)
2 cups of cooked ham, roughly chopped
2 cups of frozen peas
1/2 cup chicken stock
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cups of ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of basil, dwarf or finely chopped
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 pinch of salt and pepper
1. Boil a large pot of salted water and cook pasta to your desired doneness. Drain pasta and reserve about a cup of the water.
2. While pasta is cooking, cook onions and garlic in a large pan with olive oil. Once they are cooked through, about 6-8 minutes, add ham to warm. Stir in chicken stock and peas and cook another 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Add the reserved water and the pasta and toss to combine.
4. Serve in bowls and top with ricotta, for stirring as you eat.