Our favorite thing lately is pasta any way. Usually fun small shapes. I use a very small pot and make one day worth because it's so easy and I hate cleaning giant pots! Boil and salt water, throw in a handful of pasta, cook and drain reserving a little water. Put pasta in a bowl, put some butter, grated parm or (we use pecorino) and a little reserved pasta water to make a sort of sauce.
Oh, about two minutes before you drain, I throw in a few big pieces of fresh brocolli, then cook the last two minutes and drain all together.