When you are running short of time and have some very sensitive taste buds to feed, cooking becomes quite a challenge. Most of the times I try to tweak recipes so that the taste is retained but cooking time is less than normal.
One day my son read this Horrid Henry book where Henry was feasting on spaghetti and meat balls. That sounded pretty appetising to him and soon the demand came for spaghetti and meat balls for the very next meal.
A little bit of reading up revealed that this dish can be a breeze to make, with minor changes. So instead of making the sauce from scratch I prepared a mix of pasta sauce and tomato puree. My son prefers chicken over mutton which further reduced the cooking time.
With four gas burners, this quick recipe of spaghetti and chicken balls was ready in less than an hour – from start to finish.
Try it to believe it.