Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Pie And a Pasta Dish- The Meal Of Choice After A Cook-off..
Sunday, we were kind of whipped from Saturday-a long day in the rain.. My wife is working insane hours, so I thought I should do something special for Sunday dinner- even though I was wupped too..
I baked an apple pie. Now, to all you excellent bakers who stop by here, you know I can bake certain things quite well- but a crusted pie isn't one of them! Crusts intimidate me, but I did it anyway! The filling was fresh apples, in a sugar-cinnamon sauce- simmered until tender and thick. The crust was simpler than I thought, and by the photo you can tell it came out beautifully.
The pasta was small shells, covered in a long simmered red sauce, with added basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, fennel seeds. Browned, seasoned Italian sausage and ground beef, and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese made it simple, filling, and quick to prepare!
Tonight, it's spare ribs in the oven, with a carrot cake for dessert..time to get the ribs in!