What to cook on a cloudy and chilly monday.

Happy Monday despite a chilly day out here, there’s a lot other reasons to be merry.  🙂  I’m very glad to notice that my new site is being appreciated by fellow bloggers and I cannot help but “hamster” here in there through their blogs too. I mean sniff around like a hamster, It is a saying here which is probably not an acceptable terms but for us it sounds great and a bit spooky. I only have to work for two days this week and I am taking three serious day off. What I have in petto for today has something to do with my de-cluttering agenda. When I dig deeper in my freezer and found a lot of pre-cooked food I got to serve some or throw them away in the bin because its been there too long. Specially cooked vegetables are not supposed to be stored in the freezer. However I make some half cooked ratatouille from time to time to mixed with pasta when I have limited time to cook. I usually forgot I have them ready and most of the time cooked  fresh mixed vegetable again and again. I’m not really a vegetarian though I eat less and less meat nowadays. Chicken, fish and sea foods are among the favorites in the house. We love pasta too and its usually is on our weekly menu. Its baked penne rigate with ratatouille for today. A combination of stored sauce and freshly cooked pasta, popped up in the oven with grated cheese toppings.

 You can find my favorite ratatouille recipe HERE. Miss Jenn did a wonderful step by step instruction with matching delectable photos. I only need to mixed the half cooked vegies with my almost cooked pasta, add up the cheese toppings and baked for 5 minutes or until the cheese turns golden brown. Its worth a try. Hubby loves it very much. the only meatless pasta he ever liked. We like it a bit chewy and crisp that is why I make it always half cooked except for the eggplant. Eggplant usually gives a lot of flavor when its really soft and I uses lesser oil when frying. The ratatouille recipe is already a wonderful one to share, specially for vegetarian. Adding pasta to it makes it a complete meal. Try it!

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