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Sunday Dinner

Again, Sundays may be my favorite day. And cooking dinner is the perfect to wrap up the weekend. This week I pulled a recipe from Pinterest – I wanted something different. Sausage is something I never cook with – so I went with this Smoked Sausage, White Bean, and Spinach Pasta. It was very easy.

A little prep.

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Some cooking and combining (sorry, missed some pics).

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And viole! I was a little worried about the proportions but they seemed to be ok by the end. And I ended up transferring it to a large pot to combine everything. The spinach obviously cooks down but it made it much easier to stir everything together.

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The taste was a little bland – I added a pinch of red pepper flakes to mine and added even more for lunch the next day. I personally didn’t love the texture of the white beans – they got a little too soft while cooking. Next time I’ll either add them at the end or leave them out all together. But overall this was good dish and it serves about 6 people if you’re feeding a family, group, or yourself for mutltiple meals!


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#58. Dinner by Candlelight

Your initial thought to “dinner by candlelight” is probably romance, couple, date. But not always so. #58 on my 101 list was completed this weekend by accident. I was with my fellow staff members and our summer interns for an incredibly fun 2 days at the lake. We spent all afternoon in the sun, on the boat, on the dock, tubing, and having a great time. The family hosting us was so kind enough to cook dinner and it ran a little later than planned (which was fine after many much chips and queso to hold us).

We ate a lovely dinner, all together, on the screen-in porch on a beautiful night with candles on the table and glass jar candle lights above our heads. It was a nice winding down after a lot of sun and delicious food at that! In my opinion, a perfect dinner by candlelight!

(I took a couple pictures….can’t see people without the flash, but can’t see candles with the flash! So you get both!)