How about a cooking post instead of my usual Non-Sequitur Thursday. I make it a statement instead of a question, because I am making the post regardless. It is a little non-sequitur-ish, though, because I made the stuff on Sunday, but Steven is heating it up as I type for tonight’s meal.
I had some Dino’s Sausage, made in Utica, NY, just to give this post a little local flavor (see what I did there?). I put it in a frying pan and chopped up an onion to throw in with it. Then I peeled and crushed up a few cloves of garlic, purchased at the Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival in Little Falls (more local flavor!). I set the timer to let the garlic breathe for 15 minutes. Just as an aside, it is a lot easier to wait for garlic to breathe than it is for wine. Ahem, not that I drink a lot of wine.
After adding the garlic, I just kept stirring and breaking up the sausage till it was almost done. Then I added a can of diced tomatoes and a can of mushroom pieces and stems. I stirred in some basil, oregano and a very few hot peppers (I didn’t want to make Steven’s bald spot sweat). I often put in a can of tomato paste at this point, but Steven thought it sounded lighter without.
We had the sauce over angel hair pasta, my favorite. I put copious amounts of grated cheese on mine. It was delicious.
It was just as good reheated tonight (I paused in my typing to eat midway through the second paragraph; could you tell?). Is this blog post as good as some of the other nonsense I have been typing in lately (I reference Truman Capote: “That’s not writing, that’s typing”)? Only my readers can judge. Some people say “Don’t judge,” but in this case, I don’t mind. Happy Thursday, everyone.