earlier this week kris and i were trying to decide what to make for dinner. i wanted something cheap and easy. something that did not require a trip to safeway (because i always get distracted and wander around and buy things that we don't need). i knew we had half a package of spaghetti at home so a quick trip to the corner store for a can of artichoke hearts and i was set! it didn't even occur to me until after that this is a 30 minute meal with 5 ingredients that i turn to a lot.
pasta with artichokes
1/2 package of pasta
1 can artichoke heartsa few cloves of garlic, minced
crushed red pepper flakes
olive oil, salt and pepper
while your pasta is cooking, heat some oil in a pan and cook garlic for a few minutes. drain artichokes and add to garlic (i like to cut the artichokes in half or thirds but you don't have to). season with salt and pepper and chili flakes. cook until the artichokes get a little brown (or until the pasta is done). when pasta is finished cooking, drain noodles and add to the artichoke pan. add a splash more olive oil and salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste. toss and serve!