Thursday, July 28, 2011

best aunt around: part II

I had another great day with my little nugget of a niece.

I took her to the beach AGAIN. We played, we rested, we splashed.

She shielded her face from the sun with foil from her sandwich. I found it hilarious.

Her first question to me when I saw her was, "Auntie Aubrey, will you teach me how to make tortellini?"

I responded with "OF COURSE".  

It's something I have made many times since going to culinary school, so teaching her was a real breeze.

We filled these little belly buttons with a sausage and ricotta stuffing.

Sweet Italian sausage
Ricotta cheese
mozzarella cheese

- Cook the sausage, plop it into a Cuisinart, throw in a heaping spoonful(s) of ricotta and a handful of shredded low fat mozzarella cheese.
- Buzz it up until smooth.

But wait, there's more! I used the leftover filling to make the sauce.

White Bolognese

1 yellow onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp italian seasoning
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup milk
leftover filling

1. Saute onion, garlic and seasoning
2. Stir in flour, until thick
3. Pour in milk
4. Let thicken for about 10 minutes or until pretty darn thick
5. Stir in leftover filling.


Making pasta really was easy. You can taste the love soooo much.

I love creating memories and teaching my niece new things. It has warmed my soul.

What's your favorite memory you've had with an aunt?

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