This pasta dish, Farfalle with Sausage and Kale, is a great dish to take you from summer to autumn. It still has some tomatoes and fresh greens reminiscent of summer, and it's heartier for autumn because of the sausage and pasta.
So I bought this beautiful blouse from Banana Republic this week. ok! ok! Last item from that store for awhile. I got to use a coupon I had that was 40% plus another 10% off AND I had a $10 reward on top of it; justifiable. Anyway, it will go really well with this skirt.
I can't help checking out the new merchandise for fall. It looks like the hot colors are going to be burgundy, mustard, and peacock. And you need something with leather trim or detail. One piece I'm noticing that's a pretty neat idea is a knit blazer. You will look put together, but it's cozy because of the knit fabric. I may get one....
As for shoes, I think the makers really want me to purchase something like a bootie with a peep-toe. Sorry. Not for me.
Farfalle with Sausage and Kale
3 Tbsp olive oil
20 oz spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
28 oz can peeled tomatoes, with juice
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 bunch kale, stems removed, rinsed, and chopped (about 4 cups)
8 oz farfalle pasta
grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish
In a large, heavy saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until olden brown, using a wooden spoon to break up sausage. When it's done, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. To that same pan, add onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until mushrooms start to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes with juice. Use a wooden spoon to stir the brown bits off the bottom of the pan and break up the tomatoes. Add the salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and sausage.
Meanwhile, blanch the kale in boiling water for 5 minutes. Use a skimmer to remove the kale from the water and add it directly to the sausage mixture. Reduce the heat and simmer the sauce, covered, for 10 minutes.
While the sauce is simmering, boil your pasta. Cook until tender but still firm to the bite, 8-10 minutes. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce and toss to combine. Serve with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
Have a great week!
Source: Giada De Laurentiis