Then there's all the plans that are coming up...a phone call this morning about a holiday in Greece, secret planning for a big birthday and best of all glimpses of sun streaming through the blinds that tell me spring is on the way.
Spicy sausage pasta sauce....Serves two
1 tbsp plain flour
1 pinch dried chilli
1 small onion
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tin tomatoes
1 pinch sea salt
Carefully run a sharp knife down the side of the sausages splitting the skin. Carefully tease the meat out of the skin and pop it on a plate. Use a fork to mash up the meat and add a pinch of chilli. Roll the meat into little meatballs and rub them with flour. Grab a frying pan and add a splash of olive oil. When it's hot add the meatballs and fry until golden brown. Remove from the pan.
Pop the pan back on the heat...orangey juices and oil will probably have been released from the sausages so only add oil if you need to. Add the chopped onions and cook over a low heat until soften. Add all the other ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes until thickened.
Add the sausages and boil for 2 or three minutes. Then serve with hot pasta. A perfect midweek tea.