After my shows... the very last thing I want to do is cook.
Saturday... after the show with Johnny, he fell right to sleep in the car.
When he woke up, he said... "Mama, that was WORK having to smile and be nice for 3 hours!"
I almost died.
Being 'on' takes a toll on ones psyche... for sure.
There is a certain 'high' right after the show... then a crash. It's all good, it's just part of the job.
I used to get the same way after being on stage, just more so!
So my 'go to' dinner of choice, when I haven't done my prep for the week yet...
is Garlic and Olive Oil Pasta.
1/2 cup Olive Oil
4 crushed cloves of garlic (or more if you like)
red pepper flakes (optional)
1 lb of pasta, cooked, not rinsed, and hot.
Heat oil and garlic together so the garlic doesn't burn. Add pepper flakes if using them.
Add immediately to cooked and hot pasta, and toss like you've never tossed before.
Make sure to have your salad and garlic bread done before all of this. Pasta cools quickly, and is best served hot!