I always keep a can of chopped clams and a box of linguini in the pantry for "THOSE" days. We have to replace the cholesterol we use up during a day of hot quilting. (Cheri's Justification #3) Here is the recipe:
(6.5oz) cans CHOPPED clams - reserve the liquid
2 cloves garlic or some garlic crystals to taste
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
Chopped parsley (yeah, like quilters have that!)
Start boiling the water for linguine and prepare as per box. In a small sauce pan, melt butter or heat olive oil. Cook garlic until tender or add garlic crystals and dissolve. Add clam juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer while linguine is cooking. Add clams to sauce and heat. When linguine is tender, drain and pour clam sauce over the linguine. Sprinkle on a little Parmesan if you have it and the parsley. This only takes about 10-12 minutes so you should be back to quilting in 30 minutes.