Hi everyone! Before I begin, PLEASE donate to Haiti relief funds through Unicef. Just one dollar can get much needed water to victims of the earthquake for FORTY days. Unicef : 1-800-4 Unicef (486-4233) Stay tuned for details on upcoming Parents Who Rock shows to benefit Haiti’s relief effort.
Now, the man you see in the above photo is Stephen Chukumba, a Renaissance man indeed. In addition to being a dad, partner in a mobile company, and writing his own blog about branding http://stephenchukumba.wordpress.com/ he’s a technological wiz who put together our Parents Who Rock website and is now helping me get my Take Back the Kitchen site out into the universe. I mean REALLY out there.
You see, I was explaining to him today that I am the tech version of the TBK client. I am overwhelmed and impatient when I have to do anything technical and I have enlisted his support to get me into the 21st century.
It is liberating asking for help and even more liberating receiving it!
Fortunately, I don’t feel behind the times when I get into the kitchen. I have practiced enough to be able to make something out of nothing, or very little. Take the boring 1/2 jar of red sauce I had leftover in the fridge. I morphed it into a creamy and optionally spicy sauce for pasta that everyone enjoyed (except the seven year old but that’s no surprise). I hope you like it and wish me luck on my technical journey!
P.S. Contact Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org for creative technical and social media assistance
P.P.S. Please comment here and let us know what you need to “Take Back” in your life…
Pasta Sauce with Garlic and Cream:
1/3 lb cooked pasta, I like cappellini
2 cups bottled, healthy red sauce, like 365 brand at Whole Foods
2 cloves finely minced garlic or put through a garlic press
1 tsp olive oil
3 TBS heavy cream
2 pinches crushed red pepper-optional
In a medium sized sauce pan, heat up the olive oil. When it is hot, add the garlic and swirl around for a minute. Add the red sauce and the cream and heat up. Pour over pasta and serve with bread and salad.