Garlic Butter Noodles

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I've mentioned quite a few times now that Saturday's are my lazy days and I typically don't cook. Usually I spend my Saturday baking whatever I've decided for the week. This usually results in some strange choices for meals. I can't tell you the number of times I'll eat things like a bag of popcorn, a bowl of cereal or cheese and crackers and pretend that its a real meal.

So just like every other Saturday, sometime around the time we usually eat dinner I get hungry (go figure) and go in search of something to eat. This particular Saturday I just wasn't feeling popcorn, cereal or cheese and crackers. I wanted something different.  

I opened the fridge. Cheese, pickles, bacon, potatoes, yogurt. Eh, not exactly what one would call a meal. I opened the freezer. Chicken breast, frozen fruit and ice cream were in my immediate line of vision. I debated on the chicken breast for a few minutes but decided I didn't feel like going through the effort of defrosting it. Then I wandered over to the pantry. Crackers, bread, canned tomatoes, baking needs and about 600 different types of pasta.

Hmm, pasta. I moved some boxes around and found that there was just enough angel hair pasta left for one serving. And inspiration hit. Garlic butter noodles. With bacon. And maybe Gouda.

Garlic Butter Noodles
Source: A Cookaholic Wife Creation
Servings: 1
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Ingredients:
    •  2-3 oz. angel hair pasta
    • 1 tbsp. butter
    • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp. parsley
    • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbed (optional)
    • shredded Gouda cheese (optional)
Directions:
1. Bring a small pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until soft. Drain the water. 
2. Return the pot to the stove over very low heat. Add the butter, garlic, and parsley. Stir until the butter has melted. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl.
3. Sprinkle with bacon and cheese.

As much as I really wanted the Gouda cheese, it just didn't go well with the garlic buttered noodles. It made them clump together and kinda difficult to eat, but the flavor was nice. Leave the Gouda, take the bacon! While not exactly healthy, this was a nice change from my typical Saturday lunch and dinner choices.

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