This week's pasta is spaghetti tossed in a sauce of lemon juice, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese plus a bit of lemon zest and basil on top.
Last week I didn't make pasta, but I made things like soup and chicken in green sauce and worked on finishing my creamy fettuccine from the week before. You know, no matter how best a Pasta of the Week is, it's never easy to love a whole pound of it, unless it's aglio olio--that one stays lovable for some reason. This pasta seems pretty nice, but it screams "Serve me with something else!" with anger. I get this feeling that that something else might be salmon, but I have never ever cooked myself any fish.
But you know something that I am going to cook someday? Carnitas! I finally found a good looking carnitas recipe that didn't start off with boiling three pounds of lard.
For those who couldn't care less about what pasta I made this week, I've got good news: I've finished nearly two selections (meaning I definitely finished one and another is almost dead) from my reading playlist and will be posting word-soaked assessments of these first victories soonish. I have a vision of myself sitting at my desk and typing tomorrow and those assessments just might be what it is I am typing. We'll see.
ALSO, do you know how many people can fit (sitting) in my apartment? Definitely more than 28, because that's how many came to FHE tonight and there was room for a handful or two more. If everyone stood, who knows what kind of congregation I could host?