This morning I decided on pasta bake for dinner. You see I am well aware that the next couple of days at our place are going to be a little (or a whole lot) more hectic than usual so in a last ditch effort to summon a sense of peace and calm I quickly through together this creamy broccoli and bacon pasta bake, a.k.a warmth, comfort and serenity in a bowl. In doing so, I can now tackle the work ahead of me with a much needed sense of serenity and calm knowing dinner is only one quick reheat away.
A pasta bake is a fantastic way to feed the family. At our place I often go to the pasta bake option when I have a few odds and ends left over or if I know I need dinner on call for when I am busy busy busy tending to other bits and pieces. Whenever I make pasta bake, leftovers happily nestle in the fridge for a day or so, slowly dissapearing satisfying countless hungry tummy’s.
I adore this recipe, not only because of its deliciousness but its sauce is of the ‘no cook’ variety, meaning I throw all of the ingredients into a jug, give a quick whisk then pour over the just cooked and still warm pasta and broccoli. ‘No cook’ sauces are a working mothers (and fathers) saintly saviour, they can be prepared in the times it takes for pasta to cook ensuring angry appetites will soon be content as dinner can be on the table in less than fifteen.