To kick-start the long weekend, I recreated one of my most favorite recipes from the blog, Ratatouille. This time, I served it with wonderful lemon-garlic spaghetti and French bread-sticks. Dinner was done at 6pm. Do I need a bigger validation?!
The spaghetti recipe has been adapted from Giada’s Lemon Spaghetti and edited some. Here is the recipe:
Half lb spaghetti or any long pasta
One third cup olive oil
Quarter cup lemon juice
A hand-full Italian blend cheese
Two pods garlic, finely grated
A pinch chili flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Quarter cup basil, finely torn
Cook the spaghetti according to the package. Save half a cup of the pasta water and drain the rest. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, cheese, salt, pepper and chili flakes. Return the spaghetti to the pan, add the sauce. If the pasta is too thick, add the pasta water gradually until it reaches the desired consistency. Mix in the basil and serve warm with ratatouille and bread-sticks.
It probably took me longer to click pics than eat. I would call it a job pretty well done, won’t you? Happy Labor day, stay safe!