Well diary, I screwed up dinner big time. Yup, my fancy “homemade” (cough) ravioli stuffed with potato, bacon and leeks with chives never happened. The “fresh” pasta sheets I bought were hard as a rock and I could not cut them even with a knife! My poor sensitive hands. They tried. They tried to make pasta rounds but it was not meant to be. I did all that boiling, chopping and sauteing. The filling was sitting there looking so yummy and hopeful.
Yup, I suck.
I put it aside and went ahead with the shrimp sauce. I looked at the recipe, totally disagreed with how they say to make the sauce and as usual, made it my way. I first sauteed strings of shallots in olive oil, added garlic and then quickly some chopped up shrimp. I sprinkled the seafood with some dried tarragon, salt, pepper and added a little butter to deglaze.
With big spoonfuls I filled up my cracked ivory bowl I save for comfort food just for me and topped it with the seafood sauce. Rustic. And hey, guess what? Quite delicious!
So yes, I screwed up. I bought crappy product that threw my foodie plans in the trash. But you know, making individual ravioli is a lot of work and it has been a crappy day. So dark, rainy and dreary here my nightlight was on by 2 pm and all I wanted to do all day was sleep. I did not even have the energy to find my camera while I was making it. I probably had a bad feeling I did not want to document what was about to come.
Sometimes the meals we come up with to replace the meals we total are the best kinds of comfort foods: easy, yummy, hearty and fast. Now pass me a piece of pumpkin fudge.