I do fail as a food blogger - I forgot, once again, to take a photo of my dinner before I ate it, and nor did I think to take a photo of that which inspired this meal.
My younger grandson and I were at the parent and toddler group we frequent most weeks, and he decided to "feed" me from the toy kitchen. With the selection of toy food he brought over, we decided that a meal of pasta, mushrooms, garlic and grated cheese would be delicious - and so it proved! So, in his honour, I have named this dish "Pasta au Nicholas". Serves 2.
100 g pasta (I used dischetti, the original "toy" pasta was farfalle)
A dollop of butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 punnet mushrooms, halved
1/2 tbs creme fraiche
Sprinkle dried parsley
2 tbs grated cheese (I used Emmenthal, but Parmesan or Cheddar would be fine, too).
Melt the butter, and add the crushed garlic and halved mushrooms. Stir, then cover, and cook on a low heat for about 10 minutes, while you cook the pasta. When it is cooked, drain it and add the remaining ingredients. Season to taste, and eat at once.