Once upon a time, and long long ago, the Husband and I hosted a lobster boil in our backyard. The economy was booming and the DamFam was livin’ large (okay, we’ve never actually ‘lived large’). It was fun (the lobster boil). Messy, but fun. And super hot too, as I recall. I think it was over 4th of July weekend. I can’t remember. Like I said, it was a while back.
It’s one of those weeks where every bloomin’ thing in our house has decided to need attention all at once. A headlamp has blown in my car. A mystery puddle has formed beneath the spare freezer in the garage. A trail of ants is marching happily toward a Honey Nut Cheerio on the kitchen floor – and although my oven died yesterday, it somehow continues to find the strength to emit a high pitched BEEEEP every now and then, just to let me know of its distress. Oh, I’ll tell you what. I have a baaaaad feeling in the pit of me’ wallet.
Welcome to adult swim on today’s episode of FFF. Not because I’m planning to use foul language (never!) or allow scantily clad bimbos to run amok (could be amusing) — it’s just, this pasta recipe has some strong flavors that the average kid on the street is probably not going to appreciate, and for that I apologize. I just got done apologizing to my own twerps, in fact. Can’t win ‘em all. But if you’re a fan of lemon, spinach, and lightened-up pasta dishes, then today is your day!
We sat down to the dinner table last night and for the first three minutes: total silence. Total silence followed by comments such as “Good dinner, Mom!”, and “REALLY good dinner, Mamacita!”, and “Yeah, nice job!” I just love it when I hit a home run, I really do. I live for dinner time glory.
I always seem to be at a loss for good vegetable sides dishes. Does this ever happen to you? Not quite sure why I’m uninspired – it’s not like I dislike vegetables or anything, I just get in a rut and end up serving the same dishes time after time – you know, the usual suspects: sautéed green beans, roasted asparagus, steamed broccoli, etcetera…. (big yawn) Happily, the great deals on produce this week inspired me right out of my rut, and I’m excited to share two very (non-boring) veggie recipes with you today!
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