Hiya folks. So … I had a great time with my guy last night. Of course, we played poker!! YAY … I have nothing else.
ஜ~§Quote of the Day§~ஜ
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ
If you had to choose, would you rather live in the mountains or by the ocean?
ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ
verb: 1. To produce or secrete pus.
From Latin suppuratus, past participle of suppurare, from sub- + pur- (pus)
“From one perspective, a certain irony attends the publication of any good new book on American usage. It is that the people who are going to be interested in such a book are also the people who are least going to need it. … The sorts of people who feel that special blend of wincing despair and sneering superiority when they see EXPRESS LANE – 10 ITEMS OR LESS or hear dialogue used as a verb or realize that the founders of the Super 8 motel chain must surely have been ignorant of the meaning of suppurate.”
ஜ~§What I’m Reading§~ஜ
The History of Western Philosophy
ஜ~§What I’m Watching§~ஜ
Tonight is: Dunno
ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ
Why should a foolish marriage vow,
Which long ago was made,
Oblige us to each other now
When passion is decay’d?
We lov’d, and we lov’d, as long as we could,
Till our love was lov’d out in us both:
But our marriage is dead, when the pleasure is fled:
‘Twas pleasure first made it an oath.
If I have pleasures for a friend,
And farther love in store,
What wrong has he whose joys did end,
And who could give no more?
‘Tis a madness that he should be jealous of me,
Or that I should bar him of another:
For all we can gain is to give our selves pain,
When neither can hinder the other.
John Henry Dryden
ஜ~§Recipe of the Day§~ஜ
Penne w/ Vodka Sauce and Pancetta
12 ounces whole-wheat penne
2 ounces capicola or pancetta, finely diced (see Tip)
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup vodka
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup half-and-half
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook penne until just tender, 12 minutes or according to package directions.
Meanwhile, cook pancetta in a large saucepan over medium heat until crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel.
Return the saucepan to medium-low heat; add onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent, about 1 minute. Increase heat to high; add vodka and bring to a boil. Boil until reduced by about half, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, half-and-half, Worcestershire sauce and crushed red pepper to taste; reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.
Drain the pasta; serve topped with the sauce and sprinkled with the capicola (or pancetta), basil and pepper.
Yield: 6 servings