while the masses palanced on carnival sunday, i was home enjoying the idea of no real obligations for two sure days. joy. what could compliment some quality lounging time better than a nice plate of something tasty. considering the pack of minced chicken left over in the deep freeze, i thought a chicken bolognese and spaghetti might be the meal to hit the spot.
so into a saucepan went a little golden ray with some onions, garlic and pimento peppers. sautee time. dropped the minced chicken into it and cooked away the pink. put in some chicken stock to add some moisture and deglaze the pan a bit. then i added a sauce that was made before, which combined tomato paste, onion, garlic, italian seasoning, basil, thyme, salt, black pepper a little sugar and lemon juice. poured that in there and cooked it low and slow until everything cooked together thickened a bit. i would have liked the flavour and texture some heavy cream brings to the table, but alas, my cupboard was sans heavy cream and i didn’t see a grocery run or a fairy god mother producing such a product for me in the near future. so i just sprinkled some parmesan on top and spruced it up with some chopped olives. some garlic toast on the side and that was it.
since the next two days are up to this point unplanned and open to various outcomes, it’s safe to say that this is most likely my only carnival quick fix. check it out.