Sorry for being gone for so long. I have many posts ready to go, so I am hoping to be pretty prolific this week.
I'm going to start with a quick post about the husband. Yesterday, Sunday, I had to work all day. That is never good. But I came home to a clean apartment!?!?! And a home cooked Sunday Supper, one of my favorite meals of the week.
First up, a Gin Side Car made with Hendricks gin, lemon juice, and cointreau.
I was a fan, the husband wasn't. I think we will keep working on this drink before posting the recipe.
Then we opened a bottle of delicious $10 Tempranillo.
Dinner was a beautifully constructed tomato salad with fresh mozzarella, balsamic vinager, and sea salt. Orechietti (little ear pasta) with crumbled sausage, broccoli rabe, red pepper, olive oil, and Parmesan completed the meal.
The broccoli rabe was boiled first for a few minutes to get rid of some of the bitterness and the sausage was minimal so that it didn't overwhelm the dish. Very well made.
And did I mention that I also was treated to an Easter basket? There was vanilla gelato in the basket which we ate after dinner. Tomorrow night I am using the root beer and the rest of the gelato to make an ice cream float....actually, is that bad to eat for breakfast?
Combine all of this with new episodes of Entourage and Soprano's and this is not a bad night at all.