Bow Ties

I don’t think I have ever made anything with bow tie pasta.  Gave it a try tonight.  It’s really pretty good, easy to handle with a fork-none of the twirling of spaghetti and the “loose ends” that always end up staining my beard with sauce.

The sauce tonight was my usual: Italian sausages cut into discs and sauteed with onions and minced garlic, a can of diced tomatoes, another can of tomato puree, dried oregano and basil, salt and pepper.  Tonight I also used some minced yellow bell pepper and some dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked and then sliced.  Occasionally I add some minced carrots.  The mushrooms did add a different taste note, a kind of “earthy” flavor for lack of proper vocabulary.  No, that doesn’t mean it tasted like dirt, LOL.


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