Simple Store Cupboard Supper

Easter holidays have arrived here in Ireland and so my husband and I (and of course our trusty canine companion) decamped from the Midlands to the South of the country for a couple of weeks of chilling out and catching up with friends and family.  After nearly four hours in the car and little mind for shopping, I flicked through some cookery books in search of a tasty but low maintenance pasta dish.  Thankfully, Catherine Fulvio’s, “The Weekend Chef”, provided the perfect inspiration – minimal grocery shopping but maximum comfort.

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The recipe was for Tagliatelle with Chicken and Creamy Lemon Sauce.  It had a very simple ingredients list and the only deviation I made was to add a handful of fresh basil, because really everything tastes better with basil (except crème brulee but that’s a story for another day). I also held off on cooking the tagliatelle until just before I needed it. Otherwise, I did exactly what Catherine said to do.

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Served with a twist of black pepper and a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan from warm bowls, it was a perfect flavoursome but casual supper for two.  Pop on some music, add some crusty bread. a crisp cold white wine and eat in front of a log burning stove to create an exact replica of our evening.  Enjoy xo

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