We all have one of those feeling under the weather meals that always made us feel better as a kid. This is mine, simple and restorative and when you not feeling great all the ingredients are in your pantry and freezer and it takes 10 minutes to prepare.
Keep a good quality liquid or cubed stock in your pantry, a better quality than your average add-to-stews block. In my freezer I always have a few portions of handmade pasta. When I need a quick meal I prepare the stock to pack instructions (I usually add some carrot to sweeten it a bit, which I cut it into 3 or 4 large chunks so I can remove it before eating, but this is optional) Once the stock has cooked for about 15 minutes, if you added the carrots, otherwise 5 just bring to the boil. Add a portion of the frozen pasta and cook till ready. It is very basic and you can add flourish to it in the form of a sprinkle of fresh parmesan and then it’s perfect for a dinner party.
Some deli’s stock an imported dried Italian tortellini which is great because it’s always on hand and has great flavour.