One of my promises this year is to aim for productivity, and part of that attempt to be productive is to cook a special dish every month for the family. To be honest, it almost didn’t happen for January. My laziness just took over me during the early weeks so a lot of postponing happened. Until the 29th of January, when I was feeling a little down and I figured that maybe spending time in the kitchen would improve my mood. Well, it wasn’t as therapeutic as I thought it would be but still, I felt glad that I kept my end of this deal with myself. So announcing the special dish I cooked for the month of January, Spanish-style Noodles with Chicken and Sausage.
The page from the cookbook that served as my guide. The photo looks nothing like my finished product (pictured above) but I tried my best!
The chicken and sausage, seasoned with salt, pepper, and oregano, after being heated in olive oil for about 10 minutes
Pasta (broken into 3-inch pieces) added with the onion mixture (onion, garlic, bay leaves and tomato puree)
The chicken and sausage added to the pot.
The final product with Parmesan cheese on top.
All done and ready! Looks yummy? I can say that the first dish of this year’s once-a-month cooking project was a success, regardless of a few constructive criticisms from two sisters that were suddenly fastidious eaters that night. One said it had too much pepper. Well, in my defense, it’s supposed to be pepper-y because it’s ‘Spanish-style.’ The other said the pasta was too soft. I completely disagree with that, as do the rest of my family members. It was as al dente as I hoped it would be.
Anyway, we’re on the second month of the year and I shall cook something extra-special this month of love. Expect me to post as soon as I accomplish my February dish.