Friday 16th September 2011
Obviously, this isn’t all we had for dinner last night but this is all I made. And as it clearly states in article 4, section 7, paragraph 3 of my self-imposed blog rules, I can only blog the things that I make, which means that the fresh pasta that accompanied the rich creamy tomato sofrito can not, under any circumstance, be included. 😉
Zephy often asks for things as we walk around the supermarket. They range from biscuits to socks. If it catches his eye he’ll probably ask for it. Most of the time I chant; “Not today.” & continue with my mission to get in & out as quick as I can preferably setting a new world record for fastest shopper in the northern hemisphere & thus getting my name entered into the ‘Guinness book of world records’.
That said, I have my moments of weakness & at those times I find myself being talked into buying yet another bottle of bubble bath that just happens to come with an inflatable figure of Lightning McQueen.
On this particular day we were in the deli. Safe enough. Not! Even here his eyes light up with the possibility of being bought a family sized bag of monkey nuts.
We got half way down the shop before he fell in love.
“Dad, can we get these?” He asked wide eyed with his bottom lip pushed out.
He was holding up a bag of tortellini stuffed with ricotta cheese & spinach.
It wasn’t chocolate. It wasn’t coca-cola. Or perhaps more to the point, it wasn’t a foot spa with detachable bath brush.
How could I say no to this healthy request?
“Go on then. Throw it in there.” I told him. 😉
Chop & sauté 4 teeth of garlic I’m olive oil. Then add 2 chopped onions & a diced red pepper. Leave to seat down until soft. Season with salt n’ pepper. Splash a little white wine into the pan to deglaze & add 4, skinned & cored, tomatoes. Leave to simmer for 5 minutes before blitzing the lot in a food processor. I added 200ml of soya cream at the end to make it creamy but that optional.