Pasta and Parm

Amethyst Champagne
4 min readOct 23, 2023

Yes, that is the name, and it is one of my favorite go-to dishes whenever I want comfort or if nothing else sounds good.

And I think it’s only fitting for me to share this comfort with you.

How I Grew to Love This Dish

I can’t say there was a specific time when this dish brought me comfort, as it’s been around for as long as I can remember since coming home from foster care.

But it was a dish she made when we just craved something quick and delicious.

And it does represent (for the most part) my mom’s cooking style: simple and delicious. And making food for others is a primary love language of hers.

Something she passed on to me. At least when I’m in the mood to cook or if it’s my turn to make dinner.

My Experience Cooking This Meal

Sometimes, when I make it, I add some things to change it up. Not because I want to make it “better” but because I like trying new flavors with it.

I usually experiment with it on myself, but my parents are often guinea pigs for my cooking creations.



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