The in-between of Christmas and New Years is kind of a weird time. Kiddos are off from school, travel wraps up, house guests leave, there’s still a holiday coming up, and there’s some more work in between. I also think there’s so much pressure for New Year’s Eve and resolutions. It is just a weird time.
I was on a quick-dinner-kick before the holidays and have just one more that I wanted to share for a keep-in-your-
back pocket pantry. It also works for a great #meatlessmonday and a break from extravagant or elaborate holiday dinners.
2 cups Pastene Kitchen Ready Tomatoes
2 tbs cream cheese
2 tbs fresh basil
8 oz (1/2 box) bow tie pasta
Boil salted water for pasta.
Heat a flat pan to medium-low heat, adding tomatoes to the pan.
Boil pasta until undercooked and almost al dente.
Reduce the temperature to low and add the cream cheese
Add in the partially cooked pasta, letting it cook for a few more minutes in the sauce, adding the basil.
Sprinkle with Parmesan and more basil to serve!
It is super easy and delightfully comforting. This pasta is just so fast yet it still seems like not the same-old same-old.
Any resolutions coming up? I tend to make them on my blogaversary but I’m thinking I might set a year-of challenge for myself. I have a few ideas brewing so stay tuned!