I almost forgot to tell you about some retail therapy I enjoyed last week. I found Off the Beaten Path referenced somewhere on the web and I said, "Hey, I can drive there!" and so I did. Vicki, did you know about this shop? This new to me yarn shop is in Monona, Wisconsin, which is essentially part of Madison's south east side. The people working there are ultra-nice and knowledgeable. Here is what I brought home as evidence of my therapy. The Smart Yarn is destined to be wrist warmers for my nephew, Hunter. (Despite the fact he lives in the Los Angeles area, he would like a pair to match the pair I made for his grandfather.) I could hardly resist the Tofutsies yarn and the Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn. The South West Trading Company Phoenix is probably going to be this top from ChicKnits.
Tonight I made a yummy pasta dish, orecchiette with spicy sausage, from Everyday Italian by Giada de Laurentiis. I substituted spicy turkey sausage for the Italian sausage and broccoli for the broccoli rabe called for in the recipe.
I've made this recipe several times. Once with broccoli rabe, which I find to be quite bitter but DH really likes, and also with different shapes of pasta. Orecchiete or "little ears" pasta isn't easy to find but I encountered some in Brookfield last week at V. Richards and they came home with me. It is an easy dish to make and quite tasty.
We always have leftovers that I think are excellent for a cold lunch. Yum!