If you’ve been following our blog for awhile, or at least have skimmed the bios, you probably know that I’m not a lesbian. I know, I know, it’s a big disappointment. But, here we are. Not only does my man/boy friend not have lady parts, he’s also an avid meat eater and hater of veggies. I’m not sure how we live in the same house.
At one point, I started trying to increase the amount of home cooked and healthy meals we ate, so I started a collection of recipes that he will actually eat. It’s in a folder on my desktop titled “togetherness meals” and one of the documents is actually a list of things he won’t eat, because it was easier for me to think of that than things he was willing to eat. I included an excerpt below
Things Serafina’s man-friend won’t eat
“Foot Cheese” (apparently the only cheeses that don’t smell like feet are mild cheddar and mozzarella)
Squash or other gourds
Anything with a weird texture
Anyway, to celebrate an alone evening I had last weekend, I made all of my man-friend’s least favorite foods (don’t worry, he wasn’t sleeping in a tent outside because we had another vegetable fight, he was just visiting his dad).
Broccoli Rabe (AKA Rapini) Pasta, adapted from Smitten Kitchen
½ lb pasta
½ bunch broccoli rabe (I don’t know how else to quantify this, maybe like a full handful?)
Juice of about ½ a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut broccoli rabe into bite sized pieces, with the larger stems removed.
Cook pasta half way and then add in the broccoli rabe.
Cook until pasta is al dente and broccoli rabe is mostly soft, then drain.
In the same pan, sauté garlic powder (or real garlic if you’re the sort of person who keeps that on hand) in the olive oil for a minute or so to bring out the flavors. Add the pasta and a healthy squeeze of lemon juice. Mix to coat.
Cover with copious amounts of parmesan.