I was trying to think of a childhood meal that I could do a twist on. There are certain meals that transport me to childhood instantly. Food that reminds me of being a child and being comforted. I thought of the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches my mom would make us for school lunches, biscuits and gravy on the Sunday table, mom's potato salad, the milkshakes my dad whipped up for us studded with candy bar pieces we ate as we battled chickenpox in the summer heat. All those have great memories but I believe one dish stands out the most. It is pasta.
Pasta - growing up with a dad from Sicily, pasta was a must. It did not matter if the sauce came from a jar on a busy night as long as the sauce was plenty and we had bread from the store bakery. Over the weekend I visited with my parents and pasta came up. Mt dad was going on about vegetable pasta dishes his mom would make him. I started talking about one of my favorite summer time meals.
Zoodles! I have been making zucchini noodles for a few years now. They are light and refreshing and a perfect meal. I like mine full of lemon juice, nooch, garlic and tossed with blistered cherry tomatoes. To add to my meal memories I toasted some naan bread and added a bowl of pasta sauce to use for dipping, something my mom would do for us. I will have the complete recipe in an upcoming zine (I am behind) but till then I think everyone should try zoodles!