Pasta, cheesecake....easy comfy Friday dinner

Finally weekend... I do not know how you feel on Fridays after work, I in most of the cases am very tiered from the working week and therefore not really able to spends hours in the kitchen to prepare dinner. Hence on Fridays we would have something what is easy and quick to prepare. But then again, for those who knows me, I am not really willing to sacrifice on having a delicious meal, due to my lack of time and unwillingness....

Today two easy recipes, which are done under 1 hour and still so delicious. One if which is the favourite of my son, as most of the kids in his age he is crazy about pasta and my version of spaghetti bolognese is something he could eat every day (same with my husband by the way)...Serve it with a nice glass of red wine, put on some candles and a nice movie, relax ...forgetting all the stress from the working days before.....

My Pasta bolognese

  • 1 onion
  • 3-4 celery sticks
  • 2-3 gloves garlic
  • 400 g minced meat
  • 4 carrots
  • 600 ml tomato sauce
  • olive oil, salt, pepper, splash of balsamic venigar
  • spaghetti
In a food processor, blitz together onion, celery and garlic, put everything in a frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes with some olive oil. As soon as the mixture starts to get together add minced meat, season with some salt and pepper and cook till the meat is almost cooked through on medium/ high heat. Meanwhile grate the carrots and add it to the meat mixture, cook for additional couple of minutes. Pour over the tomato sauce season with salt, pepper and a splash of balsamic venigar. Put the heat down to low and let is bubble away for additional 5-10 minutes. Cook your spaghetti as per the direction on the package. Serve the pasta bolognese with some grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves.

Cheesecake (4 ingredients)

  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g white chocolate
  • 200 g cream cheese
  • fresh berries
Preheat your oven to 170 C. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites, put the egg whites in the refrigerator. Melt the chocolate, let it cool for couple of minutes, add egg yolks and cream cheese, mix together till all well combined. Beat the egg whites till stiff peaks start to form. Add the egg whites carefully with the spatula to the chocolate-cream cheese mixture. Line your baking dish with baking paper, pour in the batter and bake for 15 minutes on 170 C. Increase the heat to 180 C and bake for additional 15 minutes. Put off the heat and let the cake get ready with the remaining heat...about 10 more minutes. Garnish with fresh berries and dust with some powdered sugar...