The thing is, Avery’s presence in the house seems to have a incredibly calming effect on all who pass through the front door, especially the family who live in these walls, like someone is smiling at you at whom it is simply quite impossible to not smile back. He’s a very cool guy and reminds me of a mixture of so many different aspects of both his parents, his aunts and uncles, his grandparents — he embodies all of their very best traits!! Yet somehow he is very much his own man, and going to college (at UPenn, I might add) has brought that out in him even more!!!
And coincidentally, talking to him and hanging out with him makes me feel like I just ate a big bowl of pasta, all mellow and happy!!!
Spicy Chicken Sausage and Shrimp Pasta:
1 package pasta of choice (we had spagettini) cooked to package directions
1 jar Rao’s Marinara (or any marinara will do — Rao’s is a favorite of Avy’s)
1 package spicy chicken sausage, sliced
1 package frozen shrimp (peeled and thawed)
2 cloves minced garlic
Garlic salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta and set aside, drizzle with a littleolive oil so it doesn’t stick to itself.
Saute over medium high heat sliced sausage until it gets a little color on it. Add shrimp, garlic, and marinara, heat through to a simmer, reduce heat to medium low for about two more minutes add pasta and season with garlic salt and pepper to taste, cover and let sit for 5-10 minutes, serve with parmesan.
And as always, enjoy!!!
© Jennifer Green Alger 2010
LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH, COOK!!!