Monday, October 3, 2011

Lazy Rainy Sundays

I may be crazy, but I actually love rainy Sundays. That's the view from our apartment. I feel cocooned in the fog which makes me feel like wearing PJ's all day, relaxing with a good book or an old film.   And it's usually the day when I cook simple dishes from my head, taking old favorites and giving them a twist.    It also means I'm too lazy to actually take any pictures of my dishes.  I'm just sharing a few older photos to set the stage.  

We had little boys and their parents for lunch after a morning of hanging out with Dov, the two year old, but I still had time to whip up pot of soup and matzo balls.   Not just any soup or just any matzo balls, for that matter.  

I roasted some carrots, parsnips, leeks & beets with some sprigs of fresh thyme ... sort of like the ones above....

used some frozen roasted vegetable broth I always have on hand, and pureed it to look  something like this.  I just love the color the beets bring to the dish.
Then I added some curried matzo balls from a recipe of velvety squash soup... like these. They turned red too.
The soup was delicious as was the Fattoush - a great Middle Eastern Salad my family loves.

And that was just lunch.   After a delightful afternoon with two angels, I have to admit, the thought of really cooking, didn't appeal... that lazy, rainy Sunday thing.  What that usually means at our house is pasta.   This time an easy take on a standard... pasta with sausages (this time lamb), mushrooms and a tomato sauce, which I used Classico pasta sauce as a base and added garlic, onion to make it "my own".  

What's your favorite lazy, rainy Sunday story?   If it includes pasta, I hope you share that too.  It's my turn to host Presto Pasta Night Roundup this week and I can't wait for you to share.  Just write about it, mention Presto Pasta Nights and email me the link.  Just send it to ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday.  If you don't have a blog, just email the recipe to me and I'll post it for you.  .

1 comment:

Joanne said...

That matzoh ball soup with winter squash has inspired a serious craving!