Monday was just one of those days.
It started off with a 4am wake up call to catch my flight back to San Francisco, after enjoying Thanksgiving with family in Seattle. The work day was filled with catch up work, the consequence we all accept for the short holiday week. Once I got home, I discovered that Comcast sent me a defective cable box for my TV. And to top it off, I was starving and it was already 9pm…#hangry.
Let’s just say that Monday was the perfect day for a comforting plate of pasta. Cacio e Pepe to be exact.
Cacio e Pepe, a Roman cheese and pepper pasta, is the epitome of simple fare and the poster child of my blog. It’s one of the reasons I love dishes that use a few, high-quality ingredients yet yield so much flavor. This Cacio e Pepe recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make and uses ingredients most people have in their pantry or refrigerator (or you will after reading this!). This is the kind of recipe that makes me believe that cooking from scratch is possible for even the busiest of people.