I’m not much of a kneader. Yeast and kneading terrifies me. I know it sounds silly but I haven’t had the best of luck with them. I will eventually get to them again but in the meantime, I like to take shortcuts. Pizza is always a good meal for when I’m lazy and don’t feel much like cooking. Yes, I can be a moody cook at times. But aren’t we all sometimes?
Today is National Pasta Day! And as such, I have prepared this lovely and tasty dish. You may think pancetta and roasted red peppers are not flavorful enough, but with anchovy paste and white wine… it packs a ton of flavors!
This past week, we’ve been doing some upkeep to the house on the outside in preparation for the rainy season. We got our house (shingles) stained, painted, gutters patched and cleaned. The work is almost done and it looks beautiful! Antonio, our contractor, did a great job! I can’t wait to see when it’s completely finished.
I generally don’t care for cream in my pasta dish, mainly because it’s too rich and heavy. However, I had some cream I needed to use up so I decided to add it to my pasta. It was divine! You can’t even tell there’s cream in it. For a pasta dish with cream, it was rather light. So if you’re worried about this dish being too rich and heavy, don’t be!
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Chris and I drove up to Healdsburg this past weekend and indulged ourselves in some serious seafood tapas at our favorite restaurant (pictures posted here). Afterwards, we went to our favorite bakery up there to pick-up some sweet treats. By the time when we got home, I was feeling extremely lazy. But I still have to get dinner on the table. So, I threw something together quickly. I love those meals where it’s easy to assemble, takes no time to make and is easy to clean up. Sometimes, you just need those no-brainer recipes in your repertoire. Enjoy the week.