One pot meal and a crib bandit

I am in the middle of a spring cleaning sort of thing. I am going through our closets and getting rid of all the junk that we no longer need or use. I also went through Diego’s clothes and picked out the ones that no longer fit him. We took a nice little haul over to our local Goodwill. There is still a closet that is pending but the house already feels more spacious.

Kicking up all this dust has not helped the cold I have but I’ve pushed on. This needs to get done and I have been putting it off for far too long. My work in progress should be complete by the end of the week. In addition to all this cleaning I took the opportunity to rearrange the furniture in Diego’s room. I think it’s a better configuration, namely because his crib in no longer right by the door. I’m hoping that my husband’s leaving in the morning no longer disturbs him and that he will sleep a little longer.

My favorite part of my day today was the meal I made for lunch. It’s a one pot pasta meal that is both easy and tasty. I made it using bow tie pasta but you can use whatever cut of pasta you like.

I used:

about 1 1/2 cups of cherry tomatoes (halved)

Two cloves of garlic (peeled)

Dry oregano to taste



About 1/2 a box of bow ties

Enough water to cover the pasta.

Throw all of these ingredients in a pot and cook until pasta is cooked through. I also added some fresh baby spinach towards the end of cooking. If the sauce is too watery ladle some of it out and allow it to thicken a little. You can add basil if you have it. I’m sure that would be good, too.

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Lastly, Diego let me know it was time to lower his mattress again. It was the first thing my husband did when he came home.