And now for something I've never made for myself. I steamed some:
with the intention of making them part o' the macaroni. But then, when I had cooked up some pasta and added:
~1 oz Gruyere cheese (thanks to Dani)
It seemed far more appealing to keep the vegetables apart, to be enjoyed in their own delicious goodness.
It wasn't the same as a feels-like-home goodness, but rather a subtle pasta and cheese taste that was filling and delicious.
Bean let Sergei keep a lookout.