So basically Mr P has spent a week doing what many a man would describe as ‘living the dream’.
And yes, that is on top of having a hot wife who can cook.
That man has it all.
Anyway, Mr P spent 4 days on his Honda CBR600(he would kill me if I forgot the details, suffice to say for most reads of is blog, all I need to tell you is that the Honda CBR600 is a motorbike) (a white one).
He travelled for 4 days on the Honda CBR600 through Ireland, Wales, England, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. My geography is so terrible I don’t know what order that happened, but it certainly took 4 days.
4 days of motoring.
4 days of seeing some of the most stunning landscapes in the world.
4 days of burning petrol.
4 days of living the dream.
And after 4 days he met me.
I am the hot wife who can cook.
Incase you didn’t realise.
And he met me in Italy.
Living the dream, I tell you.
And after 4 days of traveling through France and Luxembourg and Russia (one of those is a lie), I figured Mr P might want a hot dinner more than a hot wife.
I considered rustling up an impromptu supper consisting of something cooked in liquid nitrogen, I realised I was in the kitchen of a rented villa.
Perhaps not, then.
This is one of the courses we ate, and a very tasty course it was too.
One of the other courses was cheese.
To make that, you take it out of the packaging.
And another course was melon and Parma ham.
It is prepared in much the same way.
So here is the course I can actually write about.
Chop an onion.
As small as your rubbish rental house knife will allow.
Heat some oil in a pan over a low heat…
And then add the onion.
Skin a couple of sausages…
Crush some garlic…
And add both to the pan…
Roughly chop some tomatoes.
Yours don’t need to look as funky as this but an elderly Italian man thought he could seduce menu offering tips on the best tomatoes to purchase for any occasion.
It kind of worked.
Well, that and the fact he was in a crisp linen shirt, had a tan, and kept winking at me.
REMEMBER MR P, SARAH.
Then add the to the pot.
Add a LOT of red wine.
And some water.
For balance, ya know.
Serve, with a carb of your choice.
I chose roasted gnocchi, coz thats how I roll.
Pasta would also be good.
Tuscan sausage ragu
2 Tuscan style sausages
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
400ml red wine
4 large tomatoes
Salt and pepper
1. Finely chop the onion.
2. Heat the oil over a medium heat and add the onion.
3. Skin the sausages and add to the onion.
4. Crush the garlic and add to the pan.
5. Roughly chop the tomatoes and add to the onion mix with the wine and water.
6. Reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
7. Serve, with pasta or gnocchi.