Have you ever had a weekend that was so bad it took you nearly 4 days to talk about it? A weekend where everything that could possibly go wrong did? A weekend that you hope you never have to relive?
This past weekend was exactly that kind of weekend for me. I'm still not even sure where to begin telling this story. How about with my mother's unscheduled surgery (don't worry she's ok) on Thursday. Or the over-turned tanker on the only road leading out of town. Forcing us to spend nearly 5 hours sitting in a parking lot. How's that for together time.
Then there's the plumber that showed up for his 10am appointment on Friday and was still working on what was supposed to be a minor job Sunday night. Did I mention the missing house keys oh and the dent in the car from accidentally backing into a tree? Believe me when I tell you; this is just the tip of the iceberg.
To me the worse happened on Sunday night when we finally had time to cook a decent meal and realized we didn't have some of the key ingredients. I had made these yummy sausage and spinach filled ravioli's and the plan was to make a butter sage sauce for them. Pretty hard to do without sage. Talk about being frustrated.
At this point I was ready to throw in the towel....give up entirely and just go to bed. But the foodie in me kicked in and I was able to salvage at least one aspect of the weekend. I took stock of what we had on hand...which wasn't very much and put together a cool little sauce. I diced up our last tomato and sauteed it in some olive oil. I added some white wine we had in the fridge and some small pieces of mozzarella. (yes, we just happened to have mozzarella) I cooked this all down, added some grated Parmesan and made a nice gooey cheese sauce. Not exactly butter sage but yummy....and after the weekend I had yummy is all that really matters.