Today, I want to share with you a recipe that doesn’t belong here.
February, in all it’s summerbodycleaneatingpaleofreshseasonalhealthy glory, is not the place for what I’m about to present to you. But you know what? Bollocks to that. Some days are hard. While I believe that you should try and remove negative stuff from your life, you certainly can’t go around pretending everything is peachy. You’re tired, things go wrong, you’re unwell, whatever. If you’re having a particularly bad day, you’re allowed to feel it. Screw the positive mind-set rubbish, and go wallow.
I’m not going to lie, this dish is probably going to kill you. There is nothing even remotely good for you here, and that’s pretty much why I love it. Because if you’re having the kind of day where you hate life and everything in it, why the hell would you worry about where or not stuff is good for you?
If you’re not having the kind of day where you hate life, make this anyway. It’s comfort food central, made up of stuff that you probably have in your kitchen already. It’s super kid-friendly, wintery cold weather-friendly, Friday night and can’t be bothered-friendly. It’ comes together in 20 minutes, and is incredibly moreish. It is, as the new Cookie Monster says, definitely a sometimes food, but why can’t sometimes be today?
Cheesy Sausage Tortellini
From Kevin & Amanda
2 tbsp olive oil
450g sausage (I used kransky), sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 cup tomato pasta sauce
1/2 cup cream
salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat a splash of olive oil in a frying pan with deep sides until hot. Add the sliced sausage and cook for 4 minutes each side, or until browned. Add the garlic to the pan, and cook, stirring, until fragrant.
2. Add the pasta sauce, stock, cream and pasta to the pan, and give a good stir to combine, then bring to a almost-boil.
3. Cover the pan and simmer for 12 minutes on low, until the pasta are tender and plump. Serve with cracked black pepper. And maybe a tub of Ben & Jerry’s. I’m not going to judge you.