Friday, March 13, 2009

After A Long Day.

Light Italian Penne, originally uploaded by miss.mallory.

Working in the yard, on a chilly, but stunningly sunny day, calls for something hearty, delicious and simple for dinner. My yard is a disaster, I mean that as solemnly and seriously as you can imagine. The woman who designed it had no idea what she was doing. When the plants were babies they were cute, but now, years later, they've grown (way too much) and our front yard looks like an overgrown jungle (I'm not exaggerating). Plus, she paid someone to weed and manage it, little old college student me can't afford that. Sooo, I've been out there for the last couple of days taking advantage of the nice weather we've been having. And I'm proud to say that I've made some real progress. To someone who hadn't inspected the yard before hand may not be under the impression that our front yard looks at all decent, but I'm thrilled. I can officially see the potential. I know that my goals are attainable. I'm thrilled!

So, after a couple of hours of hardcore yardwork on thursday I went inside and whipped up a quick and delicious dinner, I was desperate to get off my feet, the endless squat, stand and scoot of pulling weeds caused my flat feet and my thighs to burn. The last thing I wanted to do was stand in the kitchen for an hour. So I threw together an easy, tasty, very italian bowl of pasta. Bowl some of your favorite noodles, and here's what I threw in:

1/2 cup of oven roasted baby heirloom tomatoes
4 cloves roasted garlic
5 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
3 isernios chicken italian chicken sausage
drizzle of olive oil
sprinkle of sea salt
dash of fresh italian parsley

Toss with your pasta, and viola!
A gourmet meal quick, giving you more time to enjoy the sunshine (and perhaps your yard!)