Tortellini (trimmed)
Originally uploaded by Strumpet101

My family’s favorite day is the day I make home-made tortellini. I only do it a couple of times a year. Usually, around Christmas sometime, and for my Youngest’s birthday. He could keep eating them forever.

This week, I decided to make them as a surprise on a regular old Thursday. I use Jamie Oliver’s blinding pasta recipe — if you saw how many eggs went into this thing, you’d probably feel your cholesterol rise just looking at it! Then I mix together Italian sausage, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheese to make the stuffing. My sauce is a secret.

Being able to make this as a surprise for the family on a regular old Thursday was pretty cool. It’s one of the new bonuses I’ve gotten from changing to a 3Day work week.

Everyone was ecstatic by the way.