You've just blown an entire day watching last season's episodes of Damages on Hulu and now it's 5:00 with nothing prepared nor even imagined for dinner. Quick.... what do you do?
Remember, this is a hypothetical question.
Well, if this ever happened to me, hypothetically speaking of course, I'd probably scrounge in my fridge for ingredients to throw together some sort of Crap, He'll Be Home In 15 Minutes Casserole.
6-8 oz. whole wheat penne pasta
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup leftover spaghetti squash
1/2 cup diced turkey pepperoni
3 cups leftover spaghetti/meat sauce
1/2 jar leftover pizza sauce
3/4 cup shredded asiago cheese
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
Turn biggest burner on HIGH. Frantically fill pasta pot with water, get it on the stove, and slap a lid on it. We're going to need to bring it to a boil faster than Rachael Ray ever has.
Meanwhile in another pan, saute red pepper in olive oil for a few minutes, then toss in spaghetti squash, sauces, and the diced pepperoni. That pot of water is boiling by now, isn't it? Get your pasta in there pronto and let it boil for about half the time the directions say to boil it. It'll finish cooking in the sauce and if you pray fervently that all the traffic lights are red between his office and home, you might even have time to wash the bonbon residue off your face.
Drain pasta, toss into sauce, and let finish cooking until pasta is al dente. Sprinkle in cheese and stir to melt.
Dab a bit of Lysol behind each ear and put a dust cloth in the dog's mouth. Get caught chasing dog just as hubby walks in the door.