I got to sleep in until the ripe hour of 8am, this morning. It wasn’t much.. but under the circumstances, I will take it. Upon rising, I went to go pick up my new glasses, then went to the farmers market, then went over to Claro’s in San Gabriel.
I have to tell you.. being so into food and from the south originally where there wasn’t a huge italian population.. that a trip to the italian market is like a trip to Disney for me. Fresh meats, lots of specialty type products, salted capers, pasta as far as the eye can see. Unreadable packaging, giant tins of olive oil and stacks of canned san marzano tomatoes. *swoon*
So, predictably, we grabbed some sausage, some canned tomatoes, some capers, and some semolina flour.. among a whole bunch of other stuff that I probably didn’t need but could not resist. We came straight home, and I put some sauce on to simmer. 2 cans of tomatoes, some spring onions, some mushrooms from the farmers market, a quick raid of my spice garden, and a ton of garlic. I put the sausages in to simmer along with a few healthy glugs of red wine.
Admittedly it wasn’t the best wine but that’ll cook out.. so I decided in lieu of good red wine that I would have a beer to relax before I start on the pasta. Considering the difficulty I have with fresh pasta, I don’t know that it was a wise idea, but the good news is that I’ll be too sauced to care if it goes awry. (and I also bought some dried pasta just in case)
I’m going to go relax a bit more while this cooks down. More later once the masterpiece is complete!