|I give you...dinner
||[Jun. 3rd, 2009|01:39 pm]
I seem to be struck by the same malaise as many of the blog writers I follow...suddenly nothing seems pithy-worthy, chuckle-inducing...my motivation seems to be hiding with my internal editor...|
I was going to write about the poo-shoe Percy created for himself yesterday, in a frenzy of pre-thunderstorm anxiety and how it's amazing, in a two rolls of paper towels and a gallon of OxyClean Pet Cleaner kind of way, how much goddamned house territory an anxious, spazzed out greyhound can cover in a couple of hours.
But I'm still scarred. And will be doing laundry for days. Thank goodness for couch covers and washable pillows and I'll leave it at that.
So, instead, I give you the delicious dinner I made:
Cook up a couple of Italian sausages, slice and set aside.
Boil up a pot of porcini mushroom tortellini.
Drain excess oil from sausage pan and in roasted garlic olive oil into which you shake porcini mushrom powder because you're out of porcini olive oil, besides there's never quite ENOUGH mushroom flavor anyway, toss a couple of garlic cloves sliced. Simmer until golden.
Drain cooked tortellini, toss with enough mushroom garlic oil from the pan to keep the torts from sticking. (Or call a lawyer to deal with sticky torts. Ha! I slay me!)
Make sure you still have enough oil left in sausage pan...or curse, open up the cabinet again, pull out oil and more porcini powder, wonder how a simple meal can get so complicated and how did it get to be 8pm already?
Then toss in a clamshell container of grape or cherry tomatoes, but only after you've sliced them in half. They cook better that way. Cook them in the sausage-oil pan until softened and just starting to brown.
Toss in a bag or half a bag of spinach. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until wilted.
Toss all with tortellini, and a liberal amount of parmesan cheese. Seriously liberal. I want to see a gay marriage, hybrid car and backyard composting kind of parmesan quantity.
Sit down finally to eat, congratulating yourself that your life might be a mess, but you can still pull off a really good meal. Ignore foreshadowing of poo incident while watching the weather report and thinking to yourself, hmm, this rug really needs to be cleaned.