What a week! Monday's papal announcement, Tuesday's paczkis, Wednesday's ashes and fasting, Thursday's Valentines...I'm exhausted! Thank the Lord it's a three day weekend.
My SIL said yesterday that she loves Valentines Day because it means February is half over. Amen, sistah.
2. Easiest meatless meal ever, courtesy of Trader Joe's:
Lemon-Pepper Pappardelle with Tuna and Capers (great title.)
one 8 oz. package of lemon pepper pappardelle, cooked according to package directions
two 7 oz. can of tuna in olive oil, undrained
lots of capers
Mix all ingredients.
All you have to do is boil pasta. Open one can (The olive oil gets dumped in too.) and one jar and your done!
I have made this in hotel rooms while on vacation. It only serves 4 or 3 of my pasta-loving people, so I have to triple it. You can only get lemon-pepper pappardelle at Trader Joe's, as far as I know. The Chef has made it with regular pappardelle, a drained can of diced tomatoes, capers, olive oil and garlic and no tuna, because he's my pickiest eater. He likes to complicate things. I suppose you could complicate things too and add some fresh lemon juice and fresh Italian parsley. But then, you'd have a bigger mess, too.
Oh, you think you've seen this quick take before? Perhaps you have.
3. Ad for my husband's business.
Fr. Barron and the good folks at WOF (the Chef included) are almost ready to release Catholicism: The New Evangelization. Here's a taste:
4. Ad for someone else's business
Looking ahead to Easter, perhaps you'd like to purchase some of your Easter basket goodies at a fine online shop run by Catholics, who do not purchase products from China, but who are going out of business on February 28th. Check out http://www.aquinasandmore.com/. Most of their items are currently 20% off.
I know a little girl who is probably going to get the wooden, non-toxic kiddie rosary, because the nice old man from daily Mass is tired of fixing our metal rosaries in exchange for cookies....or is he?
5. Bragging about my kids again.
Here is a trailer for the musical Lucy and Edmund are in. If you watch it, (it's only 3 minutes) you will catch some of Lucy's vocal audition and at the very end you can see Edmund flip a fedora Neil Caffrey/White Collar style. My kid's got moves.
6. Photo filler
My 10 year old nephew made the above Valentines. One is for me and one is for the Chef. It would appear from looking at these that the Chef has more interests and hobbies than I do. What the artist was trying to convey is that I am a women of style, and I accessorize well, whereas the Chef is a good skater and cook, and he loves big lamb shanks with a side of asparagus. Obviously.
7. One more photo filler.
I tried to get a picture of my very crabby Valentine, and she got photobombed by our dog. He looks so much happier than she does. He wasn't as happy when she covered him with Valentine stickers, but he's a good sport.
Go see Jen for more and better quick takes.