While the pasta cooks, whisk a couple of eggs, some cream and a bit of grated parmesan together. Heat oil in pan, brown some bacon bits (ready chopped) then throw in pasta and cover with egg mixture. Stir until the egg is cooked.
Fry some onion and garlic and chilli in lots of olive oil, when onion is soft chuck ion some prawns and a squeeze of lemon juice and cook till prawns are cooked. bung in sone flat leaf parley and ground black pepper and serve over pasta (cooked while you do the rest. Takes about ten minutes so can be done while the pasta is cooking.
Meant to say I know the feeling Coelas; it's always just before teatime when two little ones kick off and I should be more organised and prepare something like chilli or spag bol the night before so it only needs reheating and the pasta/rice to be cooked.
I did my quickest meal today - it always goes down well with everyone.
Fresh spaghetti (or dried, or pasta), while cooking start frying off loads of King prawns in butter, olive oil and a massive squeeze out of ready chopped garlic tube., add shredded spinach or chard, or bits of brocolli. Mix together using buttery liquid to coat pasta
If you use fresh pasta it takes less than 5 mins. Sometimes whip up a salad too, and garlic bread.
Chorizo is my best friend. And bacon - but chorizo lasts longer. Fry either with some onion and garlic and toss a little wine and milk in and let it reduce then mix with pasta. If youv'e got creme fraiche, a spoonful gives it a nice extra creaminess.
We also do chicken breasts, steamed with herbs and chilli and just before they're cooked through slip them under the grill with some feta cheese on top. Serve with steamed vegetables. Simple.
Or, warm garlic, chilli and lemon zest in some olive oil then toss with pasta and lots of parmesan cheese. Some basil is nice if you have it too.