So - not sure what to cook for dinner tonight? Why not try my lazy pasta!
1 bag pasta (Penne or spirals)
1 jar vegetable pasta sauce (usually tuscan vegetable - check the ingredients for no added cheese, milk solids or cream)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 jar No Name sliced olives (they're there for texture, not taste!)
1 small packet of pine nuts
1 small container semidried tomatoes from the deli
Squirty Basil and Squirty Parsley (from the squirty tubes in the veggie section)
Garlic in a jar
Boil your water and put in your pasta.
While your pasta is boiling, heat a frypan and brown the pine nuts - take them out and put them aside once they start to brown because their oil will keep cooking them after you take them off the heat.
With the saucepan still on the heat, add a little olive oil and a teaspoon of garlic from the jar - keep stirring it so it doesn't burn, then add the sauce, diced tomato, jar of olives (drain the juice out first), the semidried tomatoes and a generous squirt of each of the basil and the parsley (that's the fun bit of dinner).
Simmer the sauce till the pasta is ready, then drain it and add it to the sauce.
It's quick, easy, filling and makes enough for dinner AND lunch for two people!