Unlike myself and my sister, who both love to cook (and also like gourmet food & fine wines), there are a lot of young people nowadays who don't have the faintest idea of how to cook a meal.
And yet, this can be quite simple!
Take pasta forestière, for instance. It only takes about 20 minutes to prepare and it's tasty and full of nutrition.
You need the following ingredients for 3 to 4 people (depends how much you can eat):
- a pack of linguini (500 gr)
- 3/4 pounds of smoked bacon (buy it at the butcher shop, and ask for finger thick slices)
- 2 tomatoes
- a kilo of frozen forestière vegetables (if you don't find the name on the package, look for a mix of onion, peas, beans, mushrooms, peppers)
- one egg
- water to cook the pasta
Begin by cutting the bacon into cubes. Then also cut the tomatoes small parts.
Put a kettle on the fire and allow the water to cook. Then put in the linguini and wait until it cooks again. After two minutes of cooking, put in the frozen vegetables. Let these cook along for 5 more minutes.
In the meantime, seperate the yellow from the white of the egg. You don't need the white. An d bake the cubes of bacon in a pan.
When the pasta with the vegetables is ready, pour everything through a sieve to let the water run away. Put the pasta and the vegetables back into the pot, also add the fresh tomato cubes, the baked bacon and at last the yellow of the egg.
Mix once more and you're ready to eat!