This time of year, I always feel like I am just gasping for air, struggling to stay caught up, and trying to remember where I’m supposed to be and when. And if you have kids, whew…I don’t, but I remember being one and this time of year was even crazier back then with all of the end of the school year stuff.
Somewhere in there, between the string of weddings and graduations and band concerts, you’ve got to find time to eat. Just because we’re all busy doesn’t mean we want to compromise on flavor or trade a satisfying meal for garbage picked up in a drive-through. Pasta dishes like this one are perfect endings to crazy days. The orecchiette is dressed with a touch of Mascarpone so it feels a bit indulgent and completely comforting. Nearly every piece of orecchiette cups a pea and there are plenty of sautéed mushrooms to keep that feeling of indulgence from transforming to guilt. Best part? It’s ready in the amount of time it takes to boil the pasta. Nice.