Allow me to preface this by saying a couple things:
1. I am really, really sorry for neglecting the blog this week. My Hubbs was sick, I wasn't feeling too hot, and my schedule has been completely off. I keep having to remind myself that today is not Monday.
2. My Hubbs really didn't like this pasta dish. I loved it, but it wasn't really his cup of tea.
According to Google, "Cacio e Pepe" is a Roman dish, and means "cheese and pepper" in several central Italian languages.
It's called this because the recipe pretty much only calls for cheese and black pepper, well and butter. I did, however, add some crushed red pepper flakes to the mix too. What can I say, I like it hot.
3 Tablespoons of butter (unsalted)
1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
I know this was a super short and simple recipe. And it's kind of a cop out since I've been got for 5 days. So I'm going to share with you one of my favorite "life/kitchen hacks".
I love popcorn. No butter. Just salt and pepper. Mmm... But I hate using those microwave bags. And I'm impatient and don't want to stand at the stove to pop it. So, unless I get one of those tiny popcorn poppers, I like to use this method:
NOTE: Use oven mitts to take the bowl out of the microwave, it WILL BE VERY HOT. Don't say I didn't warn you.