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.
Making the Dish
This is probably going to be one of the easiest recipes you’ll come across, which is excellent if you don’t want to make an elaborate dish, don’t have much practice with cooking, or are trying to impress someone.
But here is the recipe:
- Pasta (whichever type you prefer)
- Salted butter
- Minced fresh garlic or garlic powder
- Red pepper flakes
- Herbs (chives, basil, etc.)
- A scoop of pasta water if you want it to be more saucy