It was time for dinner...since we plan out a rough menu for the week, I knew that I'd be making Orecchiette with Spicy Sausage and Broccoli Rabe - a great recipe from Everyday Italian by Giada DeLaurentiis. I love all the Giada cookbooks - simple recipes that are easy to make and taste fantastic!
As I gather up ingredients, I find I don't have everything the recipe calls for...no problem.
Instead of broccoli rabe, I had kale.
Instead of parmesan cheese, I had blue.
Instead of orecchiette, I had farfalle.
I always have garlic in the house.
Calvin enjoys eating the kale stems - anything green & crunchy is a treat for him.
Dinner is served. Instead of red wine, I have white.
Instead of stressing that I didn't have the right ingredients, I had substitutions. Cooking/Art - sometimes with a little creativity and a change in plans, you can have a great outcome.
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