How lucky am I? Very. On Tuesday, my youngest, Kate, arrived home from college for spring break. She was actually only going to stay a couple of days, you know..young, free, places to go, people to see. But even for those 2 days, she was such a blessing!
The first thing she did was run to the grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner. Then she proceeded to whip up this pasta! It was so good. I could only eat about a fourth of what I would normally eat, but oh my gosh, it was heaven! Oh, and did I mention one of the only benefits of the flu..I’ve lost 10 pounds!!! Of course, if Kate was here everyday, I would probably gain it back in no time.
So, without further ado, I bring you Kate’s pasta:
Serves 4 (unless one of them is sick with the flu)
1 1/2 tablspoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1 lb Italian sausage
1 bunch asparagus
1 lb bowtie pasta
1/2 cup of sundried tomatoes
fresh ground pepper
Brown sausage and set aside. Melt butter and then stir in flour. Whisk in broth slowly until the consistency of your choice. Steam asparagus and cook pasta. Soak sundried tomatoes and chop them. Toss pasta, sausage, sundried tomatoes, and asparagus in white sauce. Salt and pepper to taste.
Isn’t she amazing! That’s my girl. Then on Wednesday I had an appointment to get my hair highlighted. I had scheduled it over 2 weeks ago, when I was healthy (seems so long ago)! I was determined to go. I figured I could drag myself out of the house for a couple of hours, it was my spring break afterall! Since I was still so weak, Kate took my keys and would not let me drive! I kept insisting that she give them back, but really this is probably the one time when she could have kicked my butt! So, she drove me, while I hunched over in the passenger seat, clutching my purse, like some old lady. My highlights do look fine though!