25 October 2014

TURKEY AND COURGETTE GESCHNETZELTES WITH FUSILLI PASTA

TURKEY AND COURGETTE GESCHNETZELTES WITH FUSILLI PASTA
Tender turkey and meltingly soft courgettes in a creamy, tangy, paprika-flavoured sauce, served on a bed of steaming hot Fusilli pasta, also known as: Comfort Food! Well, I guess it depends on your idea of comfort food. Leaving the obvious chocolate aside, for some maybe that will be sweet, rich, creamy, sugar-loaded puddings, cakes and snacks. For others a meaty, salty, umami-flavoured, rich, carbo-hydrated savoury treat; the soul-warming stew on a cold winters night (or the slice of salami all year long on any time of day!). For some it's the comfort of being cooked for, for others the pieces they secretly steal from the cooking pots, making sure not to be caught and told off. For some it's getting a take-away dinner, for others it's being taken away for dinner. For some it's something that brings back memories, of home, of old times, a bit of nostalgia. For others it's a plate of food in solitude, on their lap, in front of the telly - peace at last. It's the dot on the i for the happy, and the medicine for the unhappy. For some it's 3 spoons a spoon of Nutella with a cup of espresso between meetings, for others it's the slice of ham or cheese eaten straight from the fridge, or a quick spoonful of yesterday's cold left-over...