All you really need for this "anything goes" recipe is whole wheat thin spaghetti and a sauce you like. I go with what I can get at BJ's Warehouse because that's what there is where I live right now. The sauce is an amazing Chili Teriyaki Sauce made by S & F from my old stomping grounds in Portland Maine. Outstanding products, although this one might be made only for BJs as I do not see it on their website. I suspect, and will have to find out in a few months when we move and I no longer have a BJs in the state, that you can get a similar taste using a sweet chili sauce and a teriyaki sauce (more chili than teriyaki, based on the color).
At any rate, pasta and sauce are the base and from there, the sky's the limit. For tonight's dinner, I dug around in the refrigerator and came up with this: carrots, red pepper, frozen peas, sliced almonds, green onions, and roasted chicken
|not pictured, sliced almonds. I need a crunch and that adds exactly the right amount without overwhelming the flavor|
|Step 2: enlist the services of a reluctant pasta-eating teenager.|
|Here it is, all chopped.|
|Be sure to rinse the pasta in cold water and shake all the water out before dumping it into a very very large bowl...for stirring purposes, you know|
|stir it all together and serve!|