Ahhh...my first day off after three days of 12-hour shifts in a row. It's really nice to sit on the couch and eat some nice food and catch up with my blog reading. DR wasn't feeling so well, so I made him some yummy pastina. Here's the recipe if you're interested (makes two servings or one big one):
2 cups good chicken stock (if using canned broth, omit the salt below)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup pastina (little bitty star-shaped pasta)
2 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Bring the chicken stock and the salt to a boil. Add the pastina, and cook, stirring occasionally, for five minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Place one teaspoon of butter in each of two bowls; divide the pastina between the two bowls and sprinkle the Parmesan on top, one tablespoon on each bowl. Mix well, and enjoy on the couch with a DVD. Or a dog. Or your honeybunch.