Moving Day Pasta

Mandi and I moved into a new apartment yesterday, and for the first time in three and a half years, the kitchen is MY kitchen. I won't be sharing the space with any family members or roomates with whom I am of varying degrees of closeness with. I can set it up just how I want, and include an area for taking perfect photos. I couldn't wait to cook in my new kitchen, so just like this day four and a half years ago, the first thing we unpacked was the pots and pans and we ran to our local store. We even made the same dish we made that day, because it is very easy and comforting. Unlike the cellphone pics I took in the dark that day, the pictures I took came out great. I can only imagine all the memorable meals that will come out of this kitchen.
Sausage in the pan first. We had no oil in the house so the fat from the sausages came in handy. Garlic and crushed tomatoes in next. The mostly cooked orecchiette gets mixed in to the hot sausage and tomato mixture. Mix some tomatoes into the pasta when it is still very hot and cook on low until you just start to see the skins breaking. Remove from heat and mix in ripped basil and mozzarella.

Moving Day Pasta

  • 3 Sausages (removed from casing)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (diced)
  • 1 14 Ounce Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Pound Cooked Orecchiette (obviously cooked just now)
  • 20 Cherry Tomatoes (or so)
  • 1 Handful Basil
  • 4 Ounces Fresh Mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Put these things into a hot dutch oven or frying pan in the order listed. Sausages first until cooked, then garlic, followed by tomatoes. Simmer about 15 minutes and add the pasta and cherry tomatoes. Remove from heat and stir in the basil and cheese.