My 3rd day of hospital visits and check ups – was Friday, nearly 2 weeks ago now – don’t time just fly away???!!! .. in Lund, but in the morning when it was time for take off – I didn’t feel for bring my little friend, the camera with me – because it was the same bitterly cold and wet .. as it had been the day before in Landskrona.
Anyhow I’m not allowed to take photo inside Lund’s University Hospital. I just think they made that up as they went along – have never seen a sign for it – only seen the sign for none use of mobiles. I’m not going to argue.
When I was back home just after lunch – I didn’t feel for doing nothing – totally excused from all this carry on, and hospitals are not the most upbeat place to send hours at.
Had so much clothes on and still the bitter chill went through it all – in to my bones, thought for a while I was coming down with a cold or worst, the flue. So I went to bed and slept for a couple of hours, been early starts every morning.
Didn’t feel that upbeat when I woke up and I had decided that I was going to make that bread …. didn’t really feel for making it neither, but I started and suddenly everything was fun and exciting – in the middle of making the bread I realized what time it was – 7.30pm – dinner time. Suddenly I had two mission on my hand, but as me being a woman, no problems … can do more than one thing at the time.
Spinach Ricotta Tortellini
with Meatballs in Tomato Concasse.
“Concasse” is a French cooking term and means “to crush or grind” – meaning to rough chop any ingredient, usually vegetables, if done properly the tomato should been peeled and seeded, but I didn’t have much time for that – and the tomato was on it’s last leg, so I wouldn’t got much out of it if I had done that.
Out from the freezer I got some famous Swedish Meatballs and Findus chopped basil (that I adore) … in the fridge I had fresh spinach tortellini filled with ricotta cheese, 1 half rotten tomato, garlic and red onion.
In the cupboard I had some tubs of “Dolmio Stir-In” sauce – which I brought back with from Scotland. Great little product – for just 2 portion of pasta – to be stirred in cold, I decided to go for a spicy one.
Photos was done in a very quick rush and then into action while the bread was baking.
Chopped the tomato, garlic and red onion course … and I mixed it all with some chopped frozen basil. Olive oil in the frying pan – in with it all for a couple of minutes while the pasta was boiling, 3min. Add the meatballs to the mix and notice that I wasn’t going to have to use the stir in sauce. So back in the cupboard with that one.
I grated loads of Parmesan Cheese – everything on to the plate and the Parmesan over plus some fresh ground black pepper. Everything was done in less than 10 min. Pronto!
The dish I really enjoyed – full of Mediterranean flavors and I’m glad I put the “stir-in sauce” back in the cupboard.
“The trouble with eating Italian food is
that five or six days later you’re hungry again”
My cloud is a song by title “Tensione Evolutiva” (Evolutionary Voltage), #14 on the Italian Top 20 chart. The singer is Jovanotti – Lorenzo Cherubini is his real name and born 1966. I think this is a funny and stirring track. And I just adore the Italian language.