"The ordinary arts we practice every day at home
are of more importance to the soul
than their simplicity might suggest"
~ Thomas More
I love to celebrate the little things.
Like when the weekend rolls in.
When BOTH kids are napping at the same time!
When I finally get to talk to an old friend after playing several rounds of phone tag.
When the Pittsburgh Steelers start the season off right! **hehe**
Like when a recipe is so easy, yet so luxurious,
that it tastes as though I've
spent much more time on it than I actually did.
oh how i cherish the simple pleasures...
NOTE TO SELF: splash a little water on the face to give the appearance of sweaty exertion, may increase brownie points.
I simply boil the pasta in salted water according to the directions on the back of the box, typically 8-10 minutes until al dente, and drain well. I prefer to use farfalle (bow tie pasta, as pictured), but a penne would certainly be a lovely choice, or anything along those lines. Meanwhile, I put 8 oz. of gorgonzola crumbles in a medium sauce pan with 1 cup of heavy cream, stirring frequently, and adding some fresh ground pepper to taste. Once melted, remove from heat - and voila! Your sauce is done. Add your pasta to that incredibly delicious creamy goodness, toss, and plate - pretty easy so far, yes? Top with sliced steak* or chopped bacon - garnish with some fresh diced tomatoes, purple onion, and italian flat leaf parsley** - that's it!
* I prefer to serve this dish with sliced steak, cooked medium rare to medium, such as a nice Rib Eye or NY Strip, using appx 2-3 oz. on top of each plate, however, I didn't have any on hand, so I opted for the bacon this time around
** as you may have noticed, I like a lot of parsley :)
Sweet Bellas, it rarely gets much simpler than that...
so go on, take out the "good china"
turn on some lovely music
put some fresh cut flowers in a vase
pour a glass of vino
serve some farfalle with gorgonzola cream sauce