It was off to Metropolitan Market today hoping something will jump out at me for dinner tonight. When lost for ideas, I like to go out for inspiration. Obviously, the buffet seldom closes, so I need to change that and eat out more often to see what's happening out in the world. But visiting a beautiful grocery store like Metropolitan Market gets one in the mood for cooking, or in today's case, not cooking as well.
I purchased, one box of Fusilli pasta, crimini mushrooms, Myzithra cheese, and from the ready made counter, edamame peas, marinated gigantes, roasted garlic, roasted cauliflower and a jar of pesto porcini. How would this turn out?
I cooked the pasta, sliced and sauteed the mushrooms. When the pasta was cooked, drain and add in all the other ingredients along with the sauteed mushrooms and 2 tbsp of the pesto. I decided to drizzle a little balsamic vinegar and add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Finish with a couple grape tomatoes and a sprig of basil. Serve pasta room temp or chilled. It was just okay. Probably didn't need the balsamic. Nothing fabulous, nothing bad about it. Good, but not memorable. Hmph.