101 Simple Meals

101 Simple Meals: #14 (sort of)

Last night, I cooked #14 from Summer Express: 101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less.

Description: “Put a few slices of chopped prosciutto in a skillet with olive oil, a couple of cloves of crushed garlic and a bit of butter; a minute later, toss in about half a cup bread crumbs and red chili flakes to taste. Serve over pasta with chopped parsley.”

#14 (sort of): Pasta with Prosciutto

Notes: I put the water on to boil for pasta… then, you know, just to kill a little time, I started looking at YouTube clips of David Tennant.

Next thing I know, the water’s boiling full tilt and I’m all googly-eyed, thinking about foxy 945-year-old Time Lords, while haphazardly chopping and throwing stuff into a frying pan. Anyway, it gets made, we eat it, and it’s fantastic.

I go to put the leftovers away and there it is: the bread crumbs. Evidently, I never did put ’em in. It was still really good; I just wonder how much better it would have been with the bread crumbs. I could blame David Tennant, but that would just be wrong.

Rating: Excellent (more or less).


  • Jennifer

    I just had to comment to say that David Tennant is mine. But only when in the character of Dr.Who. Although, the Earth Day clip of him was yummy too.

  • Kristen

    Well, being a Time Lord and all, I think he can probably pencil us both into his schedule.

    That sketch with Catherine Tate is hilarious.

  • Catherine

    My fiance shaved off his beard a couple of months ago (we’ve been together for 7 years, and the beard has been there the whole time). And suddenly he bears a striking resemblance to David Tennant. That had to be the bestest surprise ever.

    Recipe #14 reminds me a little of the simple Jamie Oliver one, using anchovies. Maybe it’s a fatty ‘meat’ + pasta = goodness equation.

  • Andrea

    I dont remember which number recipe it is but the other night I oven-baked eggs in a bit of cream with tomatos and Parm and ate it with bread. Quick, easy, yummy. I’m a fan.

  • Andrea

    Really? (in response to the eggs; not the husband resemblance.) What didnt you like about the baked eggs? I made two of them — and one was perfect but the other one did overcook a bit I guess just from where it was in the oven. But the added tomato and Parm was a nice touch to the eggs.

  • rachel

    Yummy dinner idea. But something about David Tennet’s face just seems off to me. It distracted me all through Series 2. Is it his pointy chin? I don’t know.

  • Kristen

    Andrea: A couple years ago, when I had (and used) a Costco membership, I had about 8 dozen eggs that I kept trying to find new uses for. I made a frittata, maybe? It was just really rubbery and unpleasantly eggy.

    Rachel: You know, it’s weird. I actually kind of agree with you. It’s like my brain says meh and yet, my pants say OH YEAH.

  • Jennifer

    For me, the David Tennant thing is more about the sex appeal, the fact that he is playing Dr. Who, is an added bonus coming from a long time DW lover. I am ashamed to admit to having major crushes on several of the incarnations. If you watch the video Kristen has linked on the post, your pants will spontaneously combust.

    And I agree with it being simular to one of Jamies recipes. Jamies hot too.

    Hey, can I add you as a friend on Facebook? That way I can stalk you on there too.