1 Main Dish – 5 Ways

August 16th, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Pasta with Almond Red Pepper Pesto

Pasta with Almond Red Pepper Pesto

Tuesday Tip

1 Main Dish – 5 Ways

If you only cook for 1 or 2 people, often times a single dish will last a number of meals.  Some people don’t mind eating the same dish, meal after meal.  But for those of you who like some variety over a few days 1 Main Dish – 5 Ways is a good way to vary the taste.  This is great to do on the weekend, and if you are cooking for 2, enlist the other person to help.  Pasta is a great example…

Cook up a pound of pasta.

Make 5 different sauces, either one each night, or all at one time.

Pesto Genovese

-Walnut Rosemary Pesto

Pistachio Pesto

Almond Red Pepper Pesto

-Tomato and Basil (roast some tomatoes, sauté a crushed garlic clove and some basil in oil, add in the roasted tomatoes, season to taste with salt, and puree)

For each meal heat up the plain, cooked pasta with a different sauce.

Now, sauces usually make enough for a whole pound of cooked pasta, so freeze the unused portion of sauce for another time.

Don’t limit yourself to pasta.  What else can you mix and match.

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