This evening we made Big Beef Balls with Bucatini [recipe] which was quick and easy to make, and remarkably good to eat. The large meatballs had sage and capers in them, which was an unusual but successful addition. The tomato sauce had pancetta, mushrooms, red wine and beef stock, which made it substantially different from the sauce we made yesterday. The tomato sauce itself was very, very tasty, and it would have been a good meal by itself even without the meatballs. All in all, this was a good one.
Life feels a bit like it has settled down into some sort of holding pattern; all being well there is light at the end of the house remodeling tunnel. The tiler knocked out some of the bathroom tiles today to break up the bad patches of mismatched colour. Unfortunately it looks like the replacement tiles may be the same shade as those he removed… we’ll wait and see how it looks when it is grouted tomorrow. Either way we have no fight left in us, so we’ll live with whatever we end up with. And maybe then we will finally paint and put up the shower curtain and the mirror and such, and actually move in to the bathroom, yay. I’m taking it easy on the baby front- too much activity, like bending down, brings on waves of (unproductive) contractions. Let’s hope baby stays in for a while longer so we can finish unpacking and set her room up.
Tomorrow we will be making variation number three of the meatball meals with Sausage Meatballs with Peppers, Onions, and a Side of Penne. Please notice the lack of double entendre jokes, even though this run of meals is absolutely crying out for them.