This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage



One of Creighton's favorite meals

1 pound orchetti

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed

1 bunch broccoli rabe

1 cup grated Parmesan (4 ounces)

Kosher salt and black pepper


Boil the pasta and when it has three or four minutes left throw in the broccoli rabe.

Meanwhile, brown the sausage in olive oil- breaking it up as it cooks.

When the pasta and broccoli are ready add them to the pan with the sausage. 
I transfer mine directly from the pot to the pan with a slotted spoon.  It will give you
a little bit of pasta water, which helps bring everything together. 

Add the Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.

Then find a cute taste tester! :)

Adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe.
It also calls for red pepper, but I omit it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Happy Birthday!!

Papa's Hummingbirds


Creighton is fascinated by Papa's hummingbirds. He took these cool pictures on Tuesday afternoon.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Everyone should have an Oliver


He just makes life grand!