Let me just start off by saying the forthcoming meal was not supposed to be my first entry.
My first entry was supposed to be a classic, Italian-American tomato sauce with meatballs. How exciting! For days, I thought about how I would lay out the ingredients & take loving pictures of sausage links. Oddly enough, those thoughts didn't show up on Sauce Day.
Well, that's not entirely true...the thoughts, they were late. Everything was happily sizzling & splattering in olive oil when I realized that I hadn't documented so much as a single clove of garlic. Yeah. Not happy. Plus, imagine the fun in trying to explain to my little Nonnie (my assistant for the day) why I was artfully arranging cans of crushed tomatoes. Ah well...
Since I now have a freezer crammed with packages of thick, meaty, tomato-y goodness - that one's going to have to wait. In the meantime I give you...Pasta with Sausage & Broccoli! (We have fancy names around here - take note!)
This was a spur of the moment decision. I needed to dispel the funk of blowing the PERFECT FIRST ENTRY (there was much sighing & despair). But hey, look! Sausage! I should have the entry up over the weekend.
So I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures in the kitchen. Keep in mind that much of the stuff here will not have wacky ingredients or crazy techniques - there are plenty of other blogs for that. I am not a fancy person & the main audience for my cooking is not a fancy eater. (Hi honey!) I just want everyone to come, hang out & feel free to share their own experiences. Mangia!