Yesterday I got home from work and played four solid hours of Bioshock 2. I’m obsessed with that game, mostly because it’s a cool game, but primarily because if you play on easy it’s easy enough for a person like me to succeed.
Games that are too difficult on an easy level result in me turning off the console and saying, “I’M NEVER PLAYING THAT AGAIN!”
Back to my point. Because I was so busy playing Bioshock and my food wasn’t getting delivered until the following day, I didn’t have time or ingredients to make a complex lunch.
This meant only one thing: my fail-safe meal option. It’s my dad’s recipe, and for as long as I’ve been alive we’ve been eating it alongside grilled chicken wings soaked in Frank’s Red Hot.
When I’m away from home it’s only the noodles that remain, but I like to think I’m eating them in honor of Frank’s chicken wings.
The recipe is so simple, and all the ingredients are things you’ll always have on hand.
– Parmesan cheese (grated)
– Garlic Powder
Simply cook the pasta, and once it’s done and drained put it back into the pan to add the ingredients. A little butter, a little milk, salt, a dash of garlic powder – give it a stir. Then add however much cheese you want. Because the pan is still hot the cheese should melt pretty quickly and the little bit of milk helps it seem cheesier. Without the milk and butter it gets kind of dry and the cheese doesn’t get melty and clumpy the way I like.
It seems simple, but it’s so good.