Recently my friend C emailed me regarding my long absence from blogging and suggested that perhaps I should cook for her so I can blog. So I did. :)
I made penne with cambozola and pecorino. So good! I took it easy and didn't make any white sauce or nothin. Just saute some shallots with thyme in butter and olive oil and deglaze with a little bit of white wine. Add milk to that once most of the liquid has evaporated. Then added chunks of cambozola and a wedge of pecorino grated up. Reduced this a little bit until it thickens a little bit and gets all oozy creamy dreamy. Taste and season. I added some black pepper and red pepper flakes and if I had some Trader Joe's Pasta Mix spice seasoning I would have added a good shake of that too. Then add cooked penne and stir til everything get pretty together. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
This was truly delicious. I love cheeese. Did you know that already?
On the side I served a watercress, apple and radish salad with a basic dressing of dijon, red wine vinegar and olive oil. I like refreshing and I also like crunchy.
For dessert... cool, creamy, tangy creme fraiche panna cotta a la Chef Suzanne Goin. This is so easy to make and so delicious. Just a matter of heating up the dairy and getting the gelatin to set it in the fridge. Simple as that. Just throw a few berries on top and you can become a dessert diva in a snap. *snap!*
And if the snapping doesn't work, I say drink. For instance, something like the late-afternoon-izze-wine concoction. :)