After lounging in the house, Michael and I ventured out and went back to the river for a little walk. We walked for over an hour looking at ducks, talking and just enjoying a little bit of sunshine!
We also goofed around on a playground channeling our inner Tony Little Gazelle! Remember those ridiculous commercials?
Tonight’s dinner was fantastic thanks to a new recipe…
We were craving pasta, so I searched around on the internet for a Bolognese sauce. I think we found a winner! The recipe was simple as it called for a jar of store bought marinara, but the addition of carrots, onions, red wine and beef stock doctored the flavor up!
We ate our sauce over roasted broccoli and whole wheat linguini!
Spaghetti Bolognese- Adapted from My Bella Vita Online
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 bouillon cube per 1/2 cup of water
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 small carrot, finely chopped
1 large jar of tomato sauce
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 cup milk
Heat 1/2 cup of water on the stove until it boils, add the bouillon cube and simmer on the side. Heat the butter and olive oil together. Add the diced onion and carrot and allow the vegetables to sweat until soft. Add in the ground beef and brown. Next, add in the wine. Cook this mixture until some of the alcohol evaporates. Add in a jar of your favorite tomato sauce or marinara. Simmer and add in the milk. (Optional: at the end, I added in a bit of Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.)
While we ate, we watched The Fighter on Netflix. It was really great acting alongside an interesting story line. I enjoyed it!
I’m off the read my new book, Little Bee by Chris Cleave! I have heard good things.