Wednesday, April 8, 2009

quick and hearty...

i am looking forward to friday. it will be the beginning of a "mini" vacation. i have friday off and i won't be returning to work until wednesday. i'm actually going to make a concerted effort to not check work email or do anything work related during those five days. i think i really need to step away for a bit.

i was thinking how much i am looking forward to this weekend while i was making an early dinner today. i love how it doesn't get dark so early anymore....it makes me feel less like a curmudgeonly cave-dwelling hermit. now, i'm just a curmudgeonly hermit minus the cave. yet, it also allows me to show you some things that i make for dinner.....in this case, i decided to make pasta with spicy sausage, asparagus, fried garlic cloves (that i had left over when making flavored olive oil)


and arugula

it is one of those hearty and easy meals i like so much. first i set a pot of water to boil for the fresh pasta. then, i sauteed the sliced sausage (a hot link in this instance) then removed the slices from the pan.

then i added some irish butter, the fried garlic cloves, and chili flakes.....swirled that around and then added the asparagus......

and eventually the sausage again.....

and the freshly cooked pasta.....

stirred and mixed.....
and then the arugula...


then mixed it again....

and then plated it....


and munched on it while i was finishing up some additional work. there is quite a bit leftover. i have a strong feeling that i know what i'll be having for lunch tomorrow....and that is not necessarily a bad thing.

2 comments:

Su-Lin said...

Yum yum yum - can't beat a big bowl of pasta! And chorizo and asparagus too - divine.

foodie hunter said...

Absolutely. It was very yummy!