What do you cook when you're by yourself, it's a cold blustery Saturday night, and you want something warm, indulgent, and full of carbs? THIS.
I made a quick spicy tomato sauce by gently frying 1 chopped garlic clove in some olive oil, adding 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes, and cooking for a minute. Then I poured in almost a whole tin of chopped tomatoes, brought to the boil, then reduced the heat and simmered for 10 minutes or so. I tipped in a handful of frozen prawns, left it simmering for 5 another minutes, then threw in some frozen peas and cooked for about 3 minutes more.
Meanwhile, I had a pan of organic spaghetti bubbling comfortingly away, and some garlic bread in the oven...you know this makes sense.
Drain the spaghetti, then add to the sauce, also adding a little of the cooking water if the sauce has become too reduced.
Top with some fresh rocket, shaved parmesan and a drizzle of your best olive oil.
Best accompanied with pyjamas, slippers and perhaps (if you're feeling really trashy) a wee bit of X Factor!