Sometimes I feel like… well I’m not sure what to call it. It often seems like the silliest things bring me the most joy. This morning, I made a wee bit of pasta… just one egg pasta. I had no idea what I wanted to make with it, just that the thought of pasta for dinner sounded wonderful.
While walking with friends the other day, salad was mentioned. I’ve pretty much stopped buying lettuce at the store because it seems like there is always a recall on it, but I couldn’t get the thought of a yummy salad out of my head, so I picked up three heads of romaine.
After making the pasta, I made my favorite salad. Romaine lettuce, shaved red onions, sliced salami, roasted red peppers, greek olives, and marinated artichoke hearts, tossed with a creamy vinaigrette, (and I will confess that I love Olive Garden’s salad dressing so much it’s what I use!) lots of fresh ground black pepper, and freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Paired with a slice of sourdough bread, it’s hard to beat. I swear my eyes rolled back in my head, it tasted so darn good! And while I was eating my salad for lunch, I decided Aglio e olio was what I was making with my pasta!
That’s really all it took, to bring a smile to my face and a warm, contented feeling. Dinner tonight will be fabulous made better with a glass of wine. And now, I’m off to get my walk in!