Almost everyone loves pasta and I bet if you’re reading this post you’re no exception. I don’t make my own pasta and only make home made sauce if there’s not a jar of ready made in the pantry when I want spur of the moment pasta but don’t want to drive to the store. I know, I know - fresh ingredients are really really good but I don't always have fresh ingredients. I do however usually have items that keep in the pantry or freezer for a longer period than fresh. I did make the sauce recipe for this challenge but admittedly after you read and maybe try my pantry recipe for a sauce I’m going to tell you I often put together a Tortellini and Pasta Dip that is absolutely no trouble at all with a purchased sauce. On a lazy Saturday afternoon when the grands are over, that’s the way I like it. And so do they.
Rick Yancey in the author of The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea and The Last Star. A trilogy of books about an alien invasion to earth that leaves only the young to fight and salvage the human race. I read the first book in four days. This one I read in two days. Not that this book was better than the first but because the first one left me wanting to know what happens. Then I finished this one and I am anxiously waiting delivery of the last book. Author mission accomplished, I’m hooked.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey is the beginning of a Science Fiction trilogy that I enjoyed reading a lot. I had not read sci-fi in years but was drawn to it after seeing a movie trailer based on the book. I went into it expecting a lot of action, a little romance and plenty of suspense, after all we already know there are two more books. It is a book of survival after an alien invasion with lots and lots of questions as to how and why the invasion is taking place. Amazon links included.
Adding spices to a recipe is really not difficult but sometimes it's nice to have a ready made blend. I usually do this when a spice jar or two is almost empty and/or I'm cleaning out the pantry in one of my mad cleaning moments. All of the measurements are approximate. You can increase or decrease any ingredient that is/or is not your favorite. Here are a few of my favorite combos to keep for adding to soups, casseroles, tacos or salads.
I started reading the book just before it showed up On Demand within my satellite provider. I started reading hurriedly so I could rent and watch the movie. At the same time I had just participated in a potato recipe challenge. Too bad the sequence of events hadn’t been a little different but I have a recipe in honor of this fun fiction story about an Earthling that inadvertently became a Martian.