Moving is terrible and I hate it. For the first 22 years of my life, I lived in the same city, on the same block, in the same house. (You’ve heard this before.) I felt incredibly safe there. Then I move to California, and have moved FIVE times in the past five years.
And now we’re moving again, but this time, back to the east coast. As if moving 3,000 miles away wasn’t stressful enough, we don’t know exactly when we’re moving. It could be as early as next month, but no later than July.
I’m hoping we don’t move as often once we’re out there, and that we can just settle down and make some place our home.
I’ll say it: food is what helps any strange place feel like home. When I make my grandma’s cookies, or my ma’s potato salad, I feel like I’m back in a comfortable environment, surrounded by familiar people and happy memories.
But using food as emotional comfort isn’t healthy… unless the food itself is healthy! I’ve used super lean turkey sausage, and whole wheat pasta, and that makes it healthy enough for me!
Oh, and this is really the best sauce I’ve ever made. It looks simple, right? But the taste is phenomenal! I’ve never used jarred roasted red peppers, so I don’t know how close they are to “homemade” ones, but go ahead and give it a try. This sauce freezes really well too!