Last night’s dinner
I was lucky enough to be treated to a fab dinner at our friends’ place last night so there is no picture today of food.

The rest of the night was another lesson in patience and staying awake. My poor wee, bobo is starting to feel better but we have a long way to go. This morning she starting throwing raspberries back for the first time which gave me the strength to get through the day. It’s very lucky she’s cute and I have found that if all else fails-she’ll sleep at Starbucks as long as they are grinding coffee.

To all parents out there-I didn’t have a clue how hard this job was. Not even an inkling.

The inspiration
Something spicy to wake-up with. something easy and something quick.

Tonight’s dinner
Rachel Ray’s Taco Pasta
In a skillet brown; 1 lb. lean ground beef (sorry for the amount of beef in this blog so far-it’s easy and versatile), two garlic cloves, 1/2 diced onion, 1 rib of diced celery. Add; 2 tsp taco seasoning (I really like Epicure’s the other stuff has a lot of crap in it), a dash of chipotle, 1-2 tsp. of chili powder, splash of worsteshire and 1/4 cup of tomato sauce. Add more spice if you like it spicy.

While the beef is cooking boil some (about two cups) corkscrew pasta (or macaroni if you don’t have the corkscrew). Add the beef to it and serve with chopped lettuce and tomatoes as well as, some shredded, sharp cheddar. You might also want to add a quarter cup of the pasta water to make it saucier.

You can go totally crazy and have this with quacamole too. Oh-and a glass of wine.