Today was a beautiful day. Perfect summer day. But, it's not really summer here anymore. Our 'unofficial' end to summer was last weekend; Labor Day. I went to the beach on Labor Day hoping to experience one last real summer day. It sucked! It was really windy and not beach-warm, and our umbrella kept flying away. Whoa, I saw a lawsuit coming on.
I was disappointed but I knew I had no real reason to complain especially since I experienced 5 blissful weeks in Israel -- summer headquarters.
But, today, really surprised me. I went to the beach early-ish with my sister and nephew. The weather was warm, light breeze. I even felt compelled to enter the bone-chilling cold waters of the Atlantic. Mental note: don't do that again!
For lunch today, we continued on the summer wavelength with a summery-ish dish -- Greekish Lamb Pasta from Nigella's Forever Summer. My good friend, Clarice, always raves about this, but I have never tried it before. It's basically like a spaghetti bolognese, except with lamb and then topped with feta. I've never had lamb and feta together. I was intrigued!
It was fab!
I loved the flavors that combined together! Slirpirific! My only issue with the sauce is that it is very oily. Next time I would try to find a leaner minced lamb.... or just cook it off separately from the veggies and drain the fat. Or failing that, I could eat it in the winter months when our lips will need extra moisturization. :)
The great thing about Nigella's book, though, is that it could continue to impress hungry bellies, long after summer is over!