The UPS truck – a happy sight – just deposited a package sent by an esteemed reader, MMK, who spotted Rigatoncini by Rustichella on my wishlist.
This is a good brand. The pasta isn’t merely a platform for the preparation, you know. It should have its own flavor. When you cook it, it absorbs the liquid it is cooked in, so the liquid makes a difference as well. Adding salt, or not, or broth, or not, or having good water, or not… matters. You can also finish cooking your dry pasta in the sauce, which will be absorbed. I like these small rigatoni with the little ridges, which hold the sauces, or “gravies” as some call them, with which you dress them. They are especially good for pesto.
Since I am shifting now again to eating a main meal at midday, I will now instruct Preserved Killick to
extract some sauce of some sort from the freezer. Now that the season is changing I can use up some of that pesto from last summer.
Finally, I can’t resist posting a photo of the last bit of snow. Today may be its last huzzay. I must now touch a belaying pin for the mere thought that it could be over at long last.
Lately I also received from MC the Guidebook for Confessors by Michael E. Giesler, and from unidentified but no less esteemed readers some volumes of English translations of St. Augustine’s Expositions of the Psalms, which are useful for a lectio continua. Unidentified as you may be, I nevertheless remember you at Mass, for it is an honor and duty to pray for benefactors.
I also have received John Henry Newman: Fighter, Convert and Cardinal by Anthony Mockler. Thanks as well to SE for The Person of Christ by Donald MacLeod: not a Catholic book, but an honest piece of Christology. Christology may be the very worst division of theology these days. It has languished for decades, I’m afraid. TB, DDC, PS, KK, BH. If I have missed you, I beg your indulgence.
Lastly, I have a single male Cardinal visiting regularly. I hope he finds a girlfriend soon and starts a local consistory.
I will need more feed soon.
Time to put out nesting materials too.