God I love Saturdays. Today was a particularly sweet and chill kind of Saturday, even though I seemed to be going non-stop from the time I got up until – well – now. But whatever, it’s a day to hang and chill and – at least around here – make a kickass dinner.
About a year ago I was in the library branch near where I work, browsing in the cookbook section (as you do) and I came across the Whole Foods Market Cookbook. Now, I know about the goodness of Whole Foods, in spite of the fact that there is not one in my city. No, we have to drive about 30 minutes to find a Whole Foods around here, sadly. And we do. Occasionally. Not often, because hello an extra hour for grocery shopping? No thanks. But I do love me some Whole Foods. It’s food porn, isn’t it? Mmmmm…..food porn…..
Anyway, the cookbook. I flipped through it, and the recipes looked tasty and not too ridiculously complicated, which was a bonus. So I signed it out. And renewed it. And once I could no longer renew it, I returned it, then promptly signed it out again. I kept this up for a couple of months, and finally decided – after making around 2 dozen recipes with great success – to purchase my own copy.
And it is by far the best cookbook I have ever owned.* Today’s creation was roasted butternut squash with penne, and goddamn it was tasty. Add some homemade garlic bread and a glass of red wine and I can guarantee you’d want to marry me. Or at least have me cook for you on a regular basis.
Saturday dinner creations always have a soundtrack, too – again, it’s all about hanging and chilling and relaxing – and getting down, naturally. And this is the song that had me peeling, chopping and dancing in the kitchen today
Happy Saturday, blogfriends. Dance and eat pasta. There’s really nothing else you need to do.
*shout out to the rebar cookbook, though, cos it is about 50 kinds of awesome too. Just a little more complicated. But between these two? I don’t think I ever need another cookbook