{thirsty thursday} — simple pasta w/ a pre-prohibition style lager

4 Oct

sometimes, you just don’t want to have to spend a long time in the kitchen.

i do enjoy cooking, but i also sometimes just want to be super lazy and curl up by the fireplace and eat comfort food.  that’s all i’ve been wanting to do lately.  the weather is changing a lot here {calling for snow in the next few days – ALREADY!} and i have been kind of lazy extra lazy…  just wanting to eat mashed potatoes and soup and bread and wear hoodies all the time.  i love changing with the seasons, it gives me something to look forward to. 🙂

so, i made this super easy pasta.  i don’t think i need to actually tell you how to cook it.  but i tried this new kind of cutsie little pasta – ditalini rigati, which will go lovely in some fall crock-pot based soups i’ll be trying soon!

i like to make my own sauce.  i usually just use some kind of amazing tomatoes and a little garlic, onions if i have them, olive oil, S&P.  you know, the basics.

of course, tons of fresh-grated parmesan and a side of yummy crusty bread.

originally, i had served this dish with my favourite bottle of blended red wine… but do you think i can find the foto this morning?!  noooooo – annoying.  so, i’ll have to showcase that another time.  typically i have wine with pasta and not beer – but whatever, it’s okay to mix it up now and again.

try this delicious lager from batch19.

i don’t remember the exact description, but i do remember loving it and commenting on it.  definitely hoppy but also with hints of floral and a crisp finish.  their story is interesting, and you can read it on their facebook page. basically this is beer made the way beer was made before they said they couldn’t make beer anymore — pre-prohibition style lager, just as the label claims. 🙂 it’s a specialty beer and so finding it may be a bit of a challenge. but i highly recommend you do… unique stuff!

slainte!!

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2 Responses to “{thirsty thursday} — simple pasta w/ a pre-prohibition style lager”

  1. Our Growing Paynes October 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    I like the food but not the bit about snow! 🙂

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  2. anthony0358 October 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    oh this looks lovely! I would love that Beer right now

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