The simpliest of all ways to serve pasta -- OBG -- Olive Oil, Butter and Garlic. It's easy to do when one gets home late and we're hungry. Boil some pasta (I prefer spaghetti but Husband Jim prefers angel hair) and toss with butter, olive oil and garlic. A big sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and dinner is ready.
Husband Jim is a purist and prefers just the three ingredients. I feel it needs color and so will mince some parsley to sprinkle on top. Obviously, today Husband won -- no green on our pasta!
We both think of it not only as a quick meal but as a comfort meal as well.