Charcutepalooza post (lots of brining was involved)! I did make the Salted Butter Breakups for an appetizer, so I'll have those to post for this Friday.
During the week, I kept trying to decide if I was going to try to cook the Beggars Linguine late at night after I got home from working at the store. That's so laughable! The whole point of participating in FFwD is to enjoy the process. There is nothing enjoyable about throwing ingredients together at 11 at night, shooting bad pictures and then posting just to post. So, I decided to let myself off the hook and to make this dish when I could enjoy making it. Funny, but I ended up making it Saturday after work (but I was home at 4, not 11). It actually was the perfect way to unwind from a long week.
Such a nice, simple recipe. Chop a few nuts and fruits, melt some butter, cook some pasta, toss it all together. Easy as pie (well the kind of pie you buy already made...not the kind of pie you make from scratch...which isn't that easy...as a commercial for a well known insurance company is touting right now..."it can get soupy"...anyone know what I'm talking about???). Anyway...the pasta came together in minutes.
I personally loved it. Ethan ate a big plate before his baseball game and liked it ok....he ate a second plate after the baseball game and declared he didn't really like it that much...too bland. Did I mention I put my home-cured bacon in it (you're thinking...of course she did...there's been bacon in every recipe for the last 4 weeks!!!) Anyway, the bacon (and bacon grease I added to oil the pasta) actually gave the pasta a great flavor and worked well with the fruits and nuts. I also soaked the raisins in Ruby Port (which I now have a bottle of from another Dorie recipe), because they looked kind of sad. They were pretty darn happy after that soaking, and so was I. In fact, I'd be happy to soak in a tub of Ruby Port myself.
Curious how all the other Doristas (term courtesy of Trevor at Sis...Boom!) fared this week. Check out all the great posts at FFwD. Have a great week and I'll hopefully be on time this week.