Our good friend Sandy has come to town, and so far, I’m not that impressed. But I love any socially acceptable excuse not to leave my house for 24 hours, even if getting to stay home is slightly less exciting when you work from there on a regular basis. Still, I’m taking this opportunity to make a big pot of stock with the two chicken carcasses I have hanging out in my freezer, and to work through some of my other weekend catering leftovers. Sometimes it takes a storm to force me to use-up the 56 random items in my freezer. So thank you Sandy, for that.
I ushered in the weather last night with a comforting bowl of spaghetti bolognese. Though I’m not a huge fan of gluten-free substitutions, I’ve become rather obsessed with quinoa-based noodles. Pasta is still the thing I crave most, and I just can’t get through the week without it as a quick meal option.
This clam pasta is another recipe that’s been hanging out in my archives for a while. I made it this summer on the island during another bout of weather. There’s no better place to watch a storm approach than right on the water, and over the years, we’ve seen some pretty spooky ones. Twenty-third street, by comparison, is decidedly less exciting. But I’m hoping my floor-to-ceiling windows will give me my money’s worth at some point today.
Regardless of the view, I’m looking forward to curling up after the excitement of the weekend. My magazine stack has gotten out of control, and I’m especially excited to dig into my college alumni mag with Dana Cowin on the cover.
If you’ve prepared properly for Sandy, and just so happen to have randomly added littlenecks to your shopping cart, perhaps this Spaghetti with Clam Sauce and Three Herbs can be your shelter from the storm. If so, you might just be even weirder than I am. But if not, save this meal for another rainy night and enjoy it alongside a glass of wine, which is something I really hope you all managed to stock up on.
Stay safe, and eat up!
Spaghetti with Clams and Three Herbs