You know how when you come home from being out of town and there's nothing in the fridge except mayonnaise, mustard and about 1/2 cup of expired milk? Okay, so that's the predicament I found myself in Thursday night about dinner time. And yes, I'm feeling the pressure to cook up a J Project cookbook meal. So out came the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Cookbook and lo and behold I found a great "staples" recipe, Broccoli and Pesto Taglatelle! I was missing a couple of ingredient (ie the nutritious part of the dish, the broccoli) but hey, people didn't go to bed hungry. And isn't sometimes the main goal?
It's actually a really simple recipe but I learned a few things. Like - thinly sliced potato cooked with pasta is authentic Italian and really yummy (actually I already knew this. Thank you Milanis) and save a little of the pasta water to thin out the sauce a bit at the very end.
On the shopping note - Although I managed to not buy an Eric Ripert autographed cookbook (boy was I tempted!) and found a few handmade gifts, I have to confess Joel bought me a NEW hat while on vacation because I forgot to bring one. Can we say it was for health and safety reasons? The sun was really strong....I know, you don't feel sorry for me one bit do ya?
Well, off to Costco. My first time this year. Hope I can resist all those giant temptations!