Take: a couple of handfuls of dried pasta – er, 100g-150g or so?; a splash of olive oil; 2 cloves of garlic; 2 slices of ham; 2 eggs; a splash of milk; say 50g grated parmesan; a good pinch of some anonymous dried herbs; black pepper.

1. Set the pasta to cook, well covered with water, in a saucepan. This will probably take 10-15 minutes. While it is cooking, get on with the other steps.
2. Peel and chop the garlic, and chop the ham. In a small frying pan, warm the olive oil and gently fry the garlic and ham until ham starts to look crispy.
3. Break the eggs into a jug, beat them, and then stir in all the other ingredients.
4. Once the pasta is cooked, remove it from the heat and drain it thoroughly.
5. Stir in the ham/garlic mixture, then stir in the eggs/milk/cheese mixture. Keep stirring: the heat of the pasta and the saucepan should be enough to cook the egg within a minute or so.
6. Serve hot, immediately.

Makes enough for 2 people, or 1 hungry person and a baby.

This one is lovely for babies with colds who are off their food.