Spring is here and the sun’s out (almost) everyday. You’d love to get out there in the beautiful sunshine, with friends, and with some food. Chuck the sandwiches you can get from the nearby cafe or sandwich bar. If you’re meeting your mates later and are home now, why not whip up a little something that will put a bigger smile on everyone’s already cheerful faces?
Here’s an idea for a no-frills, quick-and-easy munch: Spaghetti Bolognese
- Since we’re going for speed, quick-cook pasta is the key choice here. Get that in a pot of boiling water and let it work its magic.
- While that’s happening, get everything you want in your bolognese e.g. onions, mushrooms, peppers, carrots, etc. Chop everything up nice and pretty. You don’t even have to go near pulverising the ingredients, especially if you’d like juicy chunks of mushrooms in each bite. Beef mince for non-vegetarians is an option. Or try this: pork belly.
- With a small wad of butter, some chopped garlic, get everything in. Mix mix mix. Check on your pasta, which should be done. Drain and toss in quick. Tomato puree, basil, salt and pepper. Mix some more.
- Grab some plastic plates and cutlery. Pack ’em all and you’re ready for an awesome munch in the sun.
OR, if it’s too cold out for a picnic, just have it on your desk.