The old man date continued over dinner! Kate had plans tonight so we invited Nate to dinner.
I got my two pressing projects finished this afternoon just in the nick of time. I had hoped to get to one more, but it’s something that I’ve been meaning to finish all semester so what’s another few days!?
More beers flowed, and I took sips at whim (per usual). At one point Nate was keeping a count – I think I am up to 10 for the day!?
For dinner Matt made spaghetti with a homemade sauce!
This is a winter version of Mom’s Tomato Sauce, which is my very, very favorite thing about tomato season! The winter version contained:
- 1 carrot, diced
- 1 celery, diced
- 28oz can crushed tomatoes
- 28 oz can whole tomatoes
- 8oz can tomato paste
- 1oz sherry
- 1T balsamic vinegar
- 1T olive oil
- salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, italian herbs to taste
Served over a whole wheat pasty medley (because we didn’t have much of any one kind) and topped with feta, olives and capers.
I served mine with a side of spinach, which I let wilt simply with the heat of the pasta. Yum!
A “side of crusty bread.”
More Lipton Press
I am gettin’ tired think I just might climb into bed early tonightzzzz