Turkey Sausage and Veggie Pasta

Cleaning the Fridge with Pasta

Turkey Sausage and Veggie Pasta
Eater rating: 4.2 / 5  4.15005

Tonight we’re eating pasta tossed with blanched green beans and cauliflower, sauteed mushrooms, red onions, garlic, sweet italian turkey sausage, basil, and a lemon butter sauce.

T: howdy ho, Mandi!
A: oh i know you didn’t! first off, i ain’t no ho, ho! and secondly, you know i don’t stand for being called mandi! (or mandy or mandie)
T: how bout mandee, mandey?
A: uh… i’m gonna have to go with NO on both accounts.
T: wow that’s strong language. Ok, i’ll give you a little while before I call you man dee.
A: heheh i’m sorry to all those people out there who actually enjoy being called mandy – but for some reason, it really irks me.
T: do you know any mandy’s that you really dislike?
A: hmmm.. not really. i knew some mandies growing up, but i didn’t really dislike any of them. just the name.
T: you don’t hear too many adults going by mandy. Usually it’s kids. It’s like billy or something.
A: 🙂 when i was a kid my parents called me manda. actually my mom still does i think. the only people who dare call me mandy are those who want to mess with me and those who don’t know any better because they’ve heard people who want to mess with me calling me mandy.
T: those are the poor unknowing bastards that get it the worst. I feel for them.
A: me too…moving on from this weird mandy thing, so what’d you think of the quickly thrown together dinner?
T: i liked it. You can’t go wrong with pasta and sausage and veggies with me. Well, I guess you could go wrong. Well, I could certainly go wrong. Anyway, I really like the sausage in this. It was flavorful and delish. What’d you think?
A: i agree for the most part. i like the pasta, sausage, bleu cheese, most of the veggies and the lemon butter sauce i made for it. The only think that i felt was kind of out of place was the cauliflower that i put in it. The cauliflower was in dire need of being used or thrown away, so i added it. i just don’t know that it really “fit” the meal, if you know what i mean.
T: I thought it fit fine. It never occured to me that it was out of place.
A: awesome! definately good to hear. sometimes i second guess my decisions. this was definately one of my “clean the fridge” meals. the turkey sausage was left over from the lasagna, the pasta was left over from the mac and cheese a while back, the cauliflower… etc. you get the point.
T: Yeah, that was a good way to clean the fridge. I give it a 4.3/5. What’s your rating?
A: i give this one a 4.0001/5. it was good, but it was what it was – a get rid of shit meal.
T: heard that. so, guess what I had for lunch today.
A: normally i would guess carnitas tacos because that’s what you eat for lunch everyday, but since you’re asking me this question.. i don’t think that’s it. How about a cali burrito?
T: ummm, no. How about carnitas tacos. They were good, too. yeah.
A: Damn you and your mind games! you tricked me!
T: I was pretty sure you would guess carnitas tacos. Although it was nice for you to guess wrong. 🙂
A: 😛 i wish our emoticons would really show the tongue sticking out in the way that i mean it for this moment. I didn’t eat lunch. i’m always sleeping during lunch.
T: yeah, our emoticons suck. they’re terrible. So, you say you didn’t eat lunch… did you eat anything last night?
A: like over night? or when i got home from work and errands?
T: like over night.
A: nope.
T: how bout when you got home from errands?
A: yeah, i ate a killer tuna salad made with grape tomatoes, basil ribbons, a hint of mayo, balsamic vinegar, truffle oil and salt and pepper. it rocked. seriously. i definately want to eat that again.
T: you made this here in our apartment?
A: uh.. no… a nonprofit organization can afford to have truffle oil in the residents halls! 🙂 yes silly, i made that here.
T: umm, hello. truffle oil is portable. like OMG. 😉
A: umm, hello. like did you see me take it to work with me last night?
T: for all i know you carry that shit in your purse, ho.
A: hehehe it’s true. i’ve been know to squirrel away truffle oil…
T: heheh… uhh, seriously?
A: heheh no not seriously. but it would be pretty funny if i did. i could just bust it out at any given moment and heighten all my meals.
T: I think a better way to heighten all your meals would be to carry around some grated parmesan cheese..
A: oh yeah!!! thanks for the reminder… there was grated parmesan in my tuna salad too! now i will be able to make it again after i jog my memory with this post.
T: If I had a purse I would carry around melted chocolate in it.

Kwaherini mabibi na mabwana.

6 comments so far:

  1. Heather says:

    I love pastas like that – we have them all of the time. Maybe if the cauliflower had been roasted? would that have helped? Looks delicious as always!

  2. aria says:

    look at those curious little macaronis, so fancy! where did you get those, they’r extra special. looks delershus as we say around here. also that tuna salad sounds out of this world yum yum yum 🙂 babaganoosh and max the hammer say miaow.

  3. Christina says:

    Now if you cleaned your fridge with pasta wouldn’t that just leave a gummy film all over it?

  4. Glenna says:

    Lovely. I could dig right in. But I have to confess that when I first glanced at the pic I thought the ruffled edges of the pasta were tentacles…I know. It’s Saturday. My brain is on hiatus.

  5. Kirk says:

    With all this fabulous cooking, I’ve always wondered what your frig would look like!

  6. Amanda says:

    Thanks heather! these meals are definately the easiest to make. pasta is such an easy way to throw together a fast meal when you just don’t feel like doing anything 🙂 perhaps roasted cauliflower would have worked better than blanched cauliflower. oh well! there’s always next time right? (btw, i’m gonna shoot off an email to you tonight – hopefully)

    Aria, sadly to say, i think i got this cute little pasta at Von’s or some other unexciting place. I think if it’s possible to be a kitty internet stalker, i would easily fall into that “cat”egory. wow. i know that was just wrong. but seriously, if anybody reading this has never been to aria’s site passionatenonchalance, you totally should. you’ve got some of the cutest little felines out there 🙂

    christina, always the sarcastic one aren’t cha?? get back to work, fool!

    Glenna, oh dear! tentacles??? hehehe it must have been a long week! 🙂 if there were any pasta left i would definately tell you to dive right in.

    Kick, hehehe what a scary image. I don’t know if the actual fridge is scarier than what anyone could imagine after we “cleaned” it with pasta 🙂 It’s definately packed full of food though. Thanks!