Friday, June 5, 2009


Here's what was cooking last night - easy and delicious. It's based on a recipe from Giada, but I tried to make it a little healthier, and it still tasted delicious:

Penne with Sausage, Peas and Ricotta

1 lb penne - I used whole wheat
turkey sausage - uncooked (like the little breakfast sausages - I used about three)
1 clove minced garlic
1-2 cups frozen peas - you could use another veggie too - like broccoli?
1/2 cup ricotta cheese - I used part skim - I think all skim would be wierd and rubbery
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes

1. Boil pasta water. In skillet, brown turkey sausage and garlic over medium heat. Add tomatoes and their juice. Let simmer.
2. About two minutes before pasta will be done, add frozen peas to pasta. When al dente, drain. Add hot pasta and peas to turkey sausage and tomatoes. Toss. Add ricotta and toss some more until everything is melded. Serve with a little grated Parmesan on top.

It's really nice to have a drink again. I enjoyed this glass of wine and the pasta above thanks to the miraculous baby swing.

How cute are the feet of this little outfit? I'm a big fan of suits that snap, rather than zip, for ease of access for changing.
Happy Weekend!


  1. A lovely glass of wine with's the little things you miss when you can't have them, huh? Looks delish!

  2. That sounds fab - love those little PJ feet! :)

  3. looks deeeeelicious!! will be making...STAT. looks like baby icing already has faboo taste in footwear :)

  4. That looks delicious. I'm a Giada fan, and I appreciate this simplified recipe.

    Speaking of delicious, look at those darling pajama-ed feet! Too cute.