So I cried today in the ICU during my clinical rotation… I think this won’t be the last time. Nursing is hard. But I went grocery shopping (one of my favorite things) and made orecchhiette with spinach and ricotta.
Wine+tulips+valentine's pasta for one = yes please!
So while a singleton like myself may dread this day, I ask you to be happy for the happy couples in your life and to tell the ones you love, that you love them so. Who cares if you didn’t get a giant teddy bear ($99.95)! Its probably filled with asbestos anyway…
So heres what I propose…pour yourself a glass of red wine, make yourself a spinach and arugala salad and make this valentine’s day pasta for one!
I know this picture ain’t the prettiest picture, but it was DELICIOUS!
1) Saute 3 chopped cloves of garlic and 1/4 of a red onion in 3 Tbs of olive.
2) Throw in about 8 halved cherry tomatoes (or equivalent).
3) Take one spicy italian sausage out of the casing and put in with veggies. Break up the sausage with a fork and cook until brown. Turn off heat until ready to add pasta
4) Meanwhile….cook the desired amount of bowtie pasta that you would like for your serving of one (I was generous).
5) Mix 1/4c of skim ricotta and desired amount of parmesan cheese until combine.
6) When pasta is done, add it to the sausage and veggies and mix well until combine.
7) Dollop the ricotta mixture and mix well until combine.
8) Enjoy the fact that you don’t have to share this yummy pasta with anyone else!
When I find my self anxious and high strung (quite often these days) I just think about The Dude and all he has to teach us. So lets review.
1) Get an awesome nickname, no one can take them seriously 100% of the time.
2) Have a happy place, The Dude’s is a bowling alley, and until I live in the middle of nowhere and have access to a really great desolate mountain with wicked views, Starbucks with christmas cups and Christmas music will just have to do.
“There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This
is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle…as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.”—Ben Franklin. He was kind of a big deal