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Sunday Suppers: Comforting Noodles

Sunday Suppers: Comforting Noodles


The most comforting pasta dish on the face of the planet. For me, at least. Friends, I am sick, sick, sick today. Sigh. The Beloved and I sat down last evening to watch WALL-E and by the end of it, I was all achy and chill-some and sad. I checked my temperature, and, indeed, I was running a fever. S...

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  • Small bundle of long, thin pasta--spaghetti, linguine, whatever1

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Shakes of red pepper flakea few

  • Italian seasoning, crushed in the palm of your hand1 tsp

  • Shakes of granulated garlica few

  • A liberal sprinkle of lemon pepper

  • Parmesan cheese, as much as you want


  • 01

    Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente.

  • 02

    Drain, reserving about 2 TBSP pasta cooking water

  • 03

    Return the pasta to the pot.  Over high heat, add in everything but the Parmesan cheese and stir it around madly until the seasonings are well distributed and the pasta is nearly dry.

  • 04

    Remove from heat.  Put a ton of Parmesan on the noodles and stir it around until no noodle is naked.  All must be coated with cheese.

  • 05

    Sit in your bathrobe and eat it out of the pot.



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