September 11, 2001 was also a Tuesday.
Everyone remembers where they were when the Towers were hit.
And feels a bit down.
This is a good time for some comfort food.
Carmela's chapter Feeding my Family is really becoming a favorite.
I'm so glad I bought Artie Bucco's The Sopranos Family Cookbook.
Even if some recipes lead to laughs in the meat department.
Well, what's wrong with a few laughs?
Pastina just means tiny pasta.
Usually it's in the shape of little stars or circles.
Perfect for a baby.
Or for anyone who could use a little babying.
Carmela even had a few words about Pastina with Ricotta.
She said it is healing food.
It's probably one of the first solids a baby has.
Easy to digest and not much to chew.
Pastina with Ricotta
Serves 1 or 2
In a small pot place
4 Cups water
Bring to a boil.
salt to taste
1/2 Cup pastina
Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
Reserving some of the water, drain the pasta.
Place the pasta in a bowl.
1/4 Cup ricotta
1 teaspoon butter
Add some of the cooking water if it seems dry.
Would I make Pastina with Ricotta again?
Even when I'm not feeling sad.
One recipe down. Seventy-nine more to go.