Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Hoping everyone had a nice Valentines yesterday.. My husband came home with lovely flowers and I had cooked a nice dinner and a bottle of red wine , so my evening was perfect....But today like usual it is work and a quick trip to town to do errands and maybe a special coffee... I'll see.


12 ounce(s) whole wheat penne pasta
1 large bunch broccoli, cut into florets
12 ounce(s) hot Italian turkey sausage ( Can be mild)
1 pint(s) grape tomatoes, each cut in half (those are the little tomatoes)
1/2 cup(s) (loosely packed) fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/4 cup(s) freshly grated Romano cheese (or Parmasen)
Heat large saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. Add pasta and cook for 8 minutes, adding broccoli when 3 minutes of cooking time remain. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water; drain pasta and broccoli.
Meanwhile, thinly slice sausage on the diagonal. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage on medium 7 to 8 minutes or until it begins to brown, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes longer, stirring.
Stir pasta, broccoli, and 1/4 cup pasta cooking water into sausage mixture in skillet; heat through, adding additional cooking water if needed. Remove from heat; stir in basil and cheese.




I came across this poem the other day and know how much my stepdaugher Krysta loves Audrey Hepburn . Apparently this was one of Audrey's favorite poems and it was the last poem that she read to her grandkids before she died...
"Beauty Tips for Women"
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Never throw out anybody.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!
For those who went to the Elton John Concert last night , I am jealous but on the other hand I am glad that you got to enjoy the show..One more thing done off of your bucket list.

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