Instead, I was Caramelizing Onions

I could have been doing school work last Wednesday night…

Spaghetti

Instead, I was caramelizing onions.

Onions

You see, I had a sudden urge to do this thing that I had never done before. Caramelize onions, that is.

I had no idea what I was going to do with them when I started, but I figured it out as I went along.

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If you’re intimidated by the thought of caramelizing onions, don’t be. It’s simple. The key, as Emily says, is too cook them low and slow. Make sure to keep stirring them so all of the pieces get an equal amount of heat. This is will keep the onions from burning.

I used one large yellow onion and a tablespoon and a half of olive oil. It took about 40 minutes over medium-low heat.

Caramelized Onions

Side note: See that wine in the background? I drank wayyy too much of it last Tuesday night. Not sure why that’s relevant. Go with it.

As the onions caramelized, I stared into my pantry and wondered what to make. I thought about making macaroni and cheese from scratch, but I didn’t have the right pasta. Then, I thought about making pizza, but I didn’t want to start with the dough.

Then, a box of whole wheat spaghetti caught my eye, and I knew what I had to do.

Spaghetti

That right there is the best plate of spaghetti I’ve had in a while.

I’m not really sure what to call it.

I basically heated up frozen peas and pasta sauce, shredded some mozzarella, threw in the caramelized onions, and called it a day.

Jeff loved it. I loved it. You’ll love it. Promise.

What is your favorite pasta dish?

Speaking of Jeff, today is his 26th birthday! I’m taking him out to dinner tonight. Can’t wait!

Happy Birthday, Jeff!!!

Have a great Monday!! <3

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