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November 4, 2008

Good evening all!

We have CNN on and are watching the results trickle in… s   l   o   w   l   y   .

Here was dinner…


Graham cut off the end of the sausage just as I was getting ready to take the photo!

I guess that’s all for now… going to get a few Halloween candies, I think, and continue watching the tv. Happy to have my computer back, too, so I can internet and watch at the same time.

Enjoy your evening!



October 26, 2008

I don’t know what to call this post! Normally I can think of the name right away, but today I am at a loss…

This afternoon, we went out to Mississauga and saw my mum & sister and Graham’s mum, sister & baby. The most eventful part of our afternoon was when we rescued a dog from the middle of the road! After awhile, Graham was able to pick it up and as I drove the car back to my parents and he walked there so we could use the phone, he came across a dog walker who knew this dog – he was able to return it. But… they weren’t even grateful! He said they were weird. If my dog got out, I would be so grateful!!!

We then ran into our friend’s parents at the grocery store and it was nice catching up with them. 

For dinner, I made the sausage pasta recipe from Food & Drink. Should link back to the recipe, but I am too lazy…

Oh, here’s my next project…

Graham’s sister has all this amazing fabric, so I’m going to make an ottoman slipcover. Stay tuned!

Happy Sunday night…!

Pasta, day 2

October 7, 2008

Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a great day today. Graham and I were off to Running Room, so that’s why I made tonight’s dinner last night. It was pasta two nights in a row, but that’s ok. 

Food & Drink is the LCBO’s magazine – the liquor commission in Ontario. It comes out four times a year, I think, and has really great recipes. Lots of them are fairly “fancy”, so better for entertaining. Graham saw this recipe and wanted to try it – it’s super easy for a weeknight.

Spicy Sausage and Fennel Rigatoni
Food & Drink Autumn 2008

2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped 
4 italian sausages, hot, mild or a combo
1/2 small fennel bulb
2 garlic gloves, minced
1/2 tsp fennel seeds (optional) – I didn’t use any
1/2 c red wine
One 796mL can plum tomatoes
One 454g pkg rigatoni
Grated parmesan

1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a large wide saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute a couple of minutes. Split open sausage casings and scrape out meat and add to pan. Using a fork, stir continuously, to break up meat until nearly cooked. Add fennel, garlic and fennel seeds. Cook a couple of minutes then add wine. Boil until wine is nearly evaporated, then add plum tomatoes. Smash with a potato masher to break up tomatoes. Simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.
2. While sauce is simmering, add pasta to boiling water and cook following package directions. Drain. Top pasta with sauce. Serve with parmesan.

My verdict? Next time I would break the sausage into smaller pieces. But overall, the taste was excellent! I love fennel, so this dish really worked for me.

I’m catching up on my Google Reader and Graham is on his computer, too.

Tomorrow night I am off to Sound of Music with my sister, so I will either post late, or Thursday morning. See you!

Edited to add: Just clicked over to Kath’s post to see that they also had pasta! Seems like it’s a pasta night all around!