Happy Monday.
Fall is definitely making its way…I took a long walk through Forest Park with Mickey around 4 and when we were making our way back around 6 there was an amazing silence in the woods. The sky had darkened slightly letting you know that the sun is making its way down and every creature in the forest had stood still. It was breathtakingly beautiful. I was walking listening to my iPod and actually turned it off to bask in the silence. If i werent such a chicken shit, i’d stay in the forest till it got dark just to enjoy the silence for a little longer.
But after a 4 mile walk- you get hungry. And i could think of only one thing that would be amazing in my belly…
Carbs. Radiator pasta to be exact. I love fun shaped pasta- i love pasta over all but the fun shapes enhance my dining experience. Because im 5. I aldo added some kale, turkey sausage and peppers to the party.
Ingredients:
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, julienned
1 lb of sausage with casings removed (i used turkey sausage)
1 lb of pasta (i used radiatorre)
1 head of kale (trimmed of spine and stem and cut into pieces)
1 14 oz can of crushed tomatoes
parmesan cheese
Start off by dicing onions and slicing peppers into julienne strips. Saute the onion and pepper for 5-7 minutes with a little olive oil and crumble in 1 pound of turkey sausage with the casings removed.

Using a spoon (or whatever is easier) break the sausage up as its cooking to make it crumble. When the sausage is cooked, add a head of kale (ripped into pieces with the stems and spines removed)

Allow the kale to wilt. Should take about 5 minutes. At this point, I would say add a little salt if needed but I nixed the salt in favor of a palmful of parmigianno reggiano cheese.

I then added a 14 oz can of crushed tomatoes and allowed the mixture to simmer for 20 mins…or until the sauce thickened. While the sauce is thickening, cook the pasta till its al dente.

Serve yourself a healthy portion of pasta and several spoonfuls of sausage junk.
Mad good yo. Mad good.
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