Bachelor Chow: Ranch Pasta

The eating habits of the average bachelor are, needless to say, truly atrocious. Some people don’t have time. Some people never learned to cook. However, a healthy meal is one of the most important things a man can do for himself, especially it’s it’s cheap and quick to make. Better still if it’s easy- and thus, Ranch Broccoli Pasta was born. This is also an easy way to impress your significant other in a pinch. It seems like a lot of work, but it’s not in the least.

What You’ll Need:

Two pots of water
One large sealed container, such as a Tupperware container
Strainer or steamer
Two eggs per person served
Ranch dressing, preferably low calorie- one quarter cup per person
Olive oil- one tablespoon per person
Balsamic vinegar- half tablespoon per person
Broccoli
One cup or serving or noodles per person.
Salt, pepper and parmesan cheese to taste

The Prep:

First, take the ranch dressing, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar and combine them. Then, take the broccoli, and remove the florets. Thinly slice the broccoli stalks and, put them in the steamer/colander.

The actual cooking:

1. Bring both pots to a boil. The steamer or colander should be on top of one. Put the pasta in one, and the eggs in the other. The eggs should be cooked for about four minutes- soft boiled. The pasta shouldn’t take more than about six minutes, depending on how al dente you enjoy it. Place the steamed broccoli to the side.

2. Take the soft boiled eggs, and remove the tops. Drain the egg yolks into the mixture of ranch and olive oil, and stir vigorously. Remove the egg whites, and shred them. Place them with the stalks.

3. Place the pasta in a container, then add the sliced broccoli, sauce, egg whites, and cheese if you’re electing to use it. Seal the container, and shake vigorously. The aim is to evenly distribute the sauce and toppings.

4. Sprinkle florets on top, and serve. Impress people with your worldly knowledge and impressive, healthy meal idea.

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