Part of what makes a Domestic Slut is having better things to spend your time doing. In my case, I have better things to do than mess around fretting over what I'm going to eat for dinner: I've finally moved into my flat, and on Monday night all I honestly wanted to do, rather than make food, was to assemble my books into order of height and depth. I AM THAT PERSON, FEAR ME.
I'd bought some wholewheat spaghetti, tinned tomatoes, cheese and a basil plant earlier in case my friend Jess stopped by, so that seemed fairly easy if a bit...well, insipid. I was so unimpressed by my need to eat pulling me away from my books that I went "F*** this!" and started throwing whatever I fancied from the kitchen into my saucepan.
F*** This! Spaghetti (Serves two, or one if you want seconds or a smug packed lunch the next day)
You will need:
- Wholewheat spaghetti
- One tin chopped tomatoes
- Fresh basil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Lea & Perrins
- Sesame oil
- Soy sauce
- Your favourite cheese, grated
- Salt and pepper
- Cook up your spaghetti until it’s done, then drain. Add the tomatoes and put back on a strong heat until it’s merrily bubbling away. Tear up and add a good bit of basil. Now, the more slapdash you are with your condiments, the better. This is not called Careful Now! Spaghetti.
- I started off with about four liberal shakes of balsamic, followed by the same of Lea & Perrins and about six or seven drops of Tabasco. Chuck in a nice slurp of sesame oil and follow with a couple of throws of soy sauce.
- The oil will bond with the tomatoes and make the sauce lovely and thick, so just leave it all to bubble for a few minutes until you’re happy with it, add more sauces to taste, then serve with grated cheese, more basil, and a little salt and pepper.
Eat with a riotous sense of self-satisfaction. Then, you know, get back to what you were doing because the whole point of this dish is that it frees you up to be A TOTAL BLOODY TRIUMPH.
NB - props to @Populusque on Twitter for messaging me to say he'd made a F*** This! Omelette last night in the middle of flat cleaning. The recipe was "Mainly cheese. And procrastination. It's nice, but it takes ages to actually make."