i'm not sure how i mustered the strength to cook, but i got right to it when i walked in the door.
i made this amazing pasta sauce. tons of garlic, hot red peppers, frozen peas, shitake mushrooms, grape tomatoes, olive oil, cracked pepper, salt - lots of salt.
i boiled these noodles that i am in love with. traditional italian egg noodles dried into little nests.
and then i spilled oily pasta sauce all over my new shorts.
and spilled several spices from the cabinet onto the floor.
and made B a roasted chicken, sprouts and provolone sandwich for lunch the next day.
and taste-tested the sauce. ten times.
i wasn't going to run. i needed the night off. but after draining the noodles, combining them with the sauce and setting it back on the stove for the flavors to really marry, i put on my running clothes and went on what was maybe the hottest three-mile "jog" of my life.
sweating by the .25-mile mark hot.
dehydrated after 10 minutes hot.
so i got home and showered. in cold water.
and then put some pasta into two bowls. topped with local spinach, toasted almonds and pecorino romano.
a bowl for me and a bowl for B.
plus two tall glasses of sauvignon blanc.
we ate on the couch while we watched a movie.
and then, i fell asleep at 9:30.