Despite having about 10 different jobs and working constantly, at my core I’m a pretty lazy person. I’m not afraid of hard work, but I would prefer to live more leisurely if I had the chance. The Hubs claims that he’ll never retire; that he wants to work forever, but I think constantly about the fastest route to retirement so I can live my dream lazy life as soon as possible.
I love to spend all day creating in the kitchen, but sometimes life outside the kitchen takes over and demands all my attention. On these days I like to use my arsenal of lazy person shortcuts to ensure that I still get something filling and healthy to eat .
This one pot vegetable pasta primavera is the perfect meal for hectic days. Just fill a pot with any combination of pasta, veggies & spices, and put it on the stove. Dinner is ready in under 20 minutes, you get to use up any food odds and ends, and you only have to clean one pot. It’s a winning combination all around. In fact, it’s probably easier than getting take out, and certainly healthier. Never again can you use the excuse that you don’t have time to cook. Even the busiest (or laziest) person can easily make this meal in no time.
- 1-32 oz container low sodium chicken broth
- 8 oz whole grain pasta, any variety
- 1 small onion, diced
- 4 cups fresh vegetables (broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, peas, bell peppers, summer squash, mushrooms, tomatoes etc.)
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 handful of fresh parsley, chopped
- In a large pot combine chicken broth with pasta, onion, vegetables, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Boil for 7-9 minutes stirring frequently, until pasta is cooked. Strain. Stir in heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Garnish with parsley.