Simple yet tasty, this One Pot Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Sausage cooks up quickly and is perfect for any night of the week; even your busiest ones!
So, how was your Memorial Day? Mine was a day. The hubs had to work and, well, I worked on the house. It’s what I usually do when he’s working and I’m off. I feel weird just sitting there doing nothing. I usually have a list of stuff I want to get done that day. Don’t we all?
No? Just me? Oookay. Moving on.
Well, Monday I wanted to evict the squatter birds. They were living rent free long enough and I really didn’t appreciate the mess they were making on the sidewalk. Their sidewalk chalk just isn’t that pretty nor is it that easy to clean. Just saying.
After doing some research on the internet I figured out what I hoped would work for us. They’re bird spikes?
Basically, there’s the owl. They just laugh at you for that one. Honestly. You can hear them on your roof just giggle at ya.
There’s the sonic pest deterrent thing. Lord knows how that works. All I know is Nana had one I her kitchen for roaches. Yeah. You still never went in there at night without turning the light on a good 2 or even 3 minutes beforehand. And never. NEVER without shoes on. So…yeah. There’s that.
Then there’s glue strips. All I’m thinking about is fly traps on that one. Ew. Just. Ew. Or worse there’s just actual glue that makes the surface sticky and they don’t want to land there. No. I’m not putting glue on the outside of my house.
So I settle for spikes. They seemed the least invasive to install and would fill that slot perfectly. Or so I thought.
Let me tell you; after bending wires and using a myriad of on hand implements (bent hangers, crochet hooks whatever I could get to work) to wedge those things behind the shutter I was tired! And my hands were super sore. And that was only the first thing on my list!!
After that I cleaned the glass doors to the shower along with the rest of the bathroom, vacuumed the floors, down the stairs and the main floor. Then I gave the dog a bath. That’s no easy feat. Especially when you’re trying to install a detachable sprayer thingy that just pops off and sprays water ALL.OVER.YOU! Not the bathroom, just you.
So come time for dinner I was exhausted and didn’t want to cook!! I’m glad I did though. It was delicious!! You’ll have to stay tuned to see how the primavera came out.
So even in days where I’m home I still want a quick and easy meal because I usually don’t sit still on those days either. ‘I could have used this recipe Monday! !
Y’all, once you get the ratio/science part.down you can make almost anything a one pot.meal. seriously. It’s true. For this dish I needed to make sure I had at least 4 cups of liquid for my 1 ounces of pasta. Yes. I weighed it.
You have to or else it doesn’t work out. If there’s more pasta then the dish is dry. If there’s more water then it’s too soup-y. Trust me. I speak from experience. I have done both. Neither of which are blog worthy. Trust me on this one, too.
This one came out perfect though. The addition of the cream at the end adds a little velvety-ness to the sauce and some richness that you don’t expect. Plus, it’s cream. Who can say no to cream? You again?? *sigh*
The cream also makes the sauce a nice pale red color, too. You can see that in the photos. You can just tell how creamy and delicious it’s going to be with the pasta and the sausage. Grab a fork, why don’t ya?
There’s a sprinkle of some green basil from Gourmet Garden. They have the partially dried herbs in the produce aisle. LOVE THOSE! They’re the perfect garnish for dishes like this one. I used the red pepper one the other day. WOW! I should have watched out for that one. The peppers were SPICY! I’m imagining some kung pao with those babies. Stay tuned!!