The Simplest Weeknight Pasta and “What Happened to Monday?” Movie Review

Good Morning Friends!

Okay, I’m going to dive right into it today. What happened to Monday?! No, seriously. If you haven’t seen this movie on Netflix Instant Watch, I urge you to take time to do so. I was expecting it to be a thriller movie (which I’m normally not a fan of), but instead it was an action/psychological flick. Let’s first kick things off with the movie trailer:

Now that we got that out of the way, here is my review. I had to pause at one point in the movie to see if M. Night Shyamalan directed this, because there were so many twists and turns in the story that I didn’t see coming. (For the record, he did not direct this movie). Nevertheless, it was still a fantastic movie. This story is set in a futuristic society on Earth where the global population had gotten so out of control that famine, starvation, and widespread poverty had ensued. As a result, a new bureau was developed that instituted a “One Child Per Family” policy, (much like China used to have). An estranged grandfather learns that his daughter died during childbirth and left behind seven daughters in the process. Arriving at the hospital, he meets his 7 newborn granddaughters and vows to protect them at all costs. So he raises them in secret, naming each child for one day of the week. They are also raised under the alias of their mother, Karen Settman, and only allowed to go outside one day a week on their designated day.

The movie itself actually time skips to when the girls are all 30 years old. The movie is raw, gripping, and captivating from the moment it begins. I was expecting it to be a tale of a girl kidnapped for being a sibling, but instead my jaw was on the floor at what Monday was really all about! (I won’t spoil it for you). Just go watch it. 🙂 I promise you it’s worth taking the time for.

And now, onto the food!

This pasta dish is so simple that it can be made start to finish in 15 minutes! It’s perfect for weeknight meals when you’re rushing things, or don’t have the energy to cook. But best of all, it’s delicious!! The key is to get marinated mozzarella cheese balls. The olive oil will have been flavored with all of those beautiful Italian herbs: parsley, thyme, rosemary, dill, etc. so that you don’t need to worry about seasoning the dish. Just boil your pasta, dump everything together, and you’re good to go. Enjoy this recipe! 😉

Weeknight Pasta Pomodoro e Mozzarella

Serves: 4

Ingredients: 

  • 1 box of penne pasta
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 tub marinated mozzarella cheese
  • Several handfuls of your favorite greens (kale, spinach, chard, arugula, etc.)

Instructions: 

Gather your ingredients.

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Boil the pasta according to instructions. Mine took 12 minutes.

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Saute your greens for 1-2 minutes for until just slightly wilted but still green.

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Dump the cheese, olive oil, herbs, and all right into the pasta and mix, mix, mix!

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Chop up the tomato and add it in. Lastly, pour in the cooked greens. Mix it all together.

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Serve hot and enjoy!

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I hope you all love this recipe as much as we do! Have a wonderful Thursday everyone, and as always, keep on cooking! ❤

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