Long ago when I was a pre-teen I went to Wichita with my grandparents. While we were there we stopped to eat at a restaurant called Spaghetti Jacks. I don’t think this franchise or business even exist anymore, but we thought it was a delicious Italian restaurant. One of us ordered rigatoni and we liked it so much my grandmother decided to figure out what was in it so that we could make it at home.
Well tonight Mike and I had it for dinner and it was delicious. Every time we have it for dinner it makes me think of being a little pre-teen in Wichita with my grandparents. Brings back great memories and then it reminds me of everyone that I have taught to make it.
start off with chopping up all the vegetables and parsley.
Onions, green bell pepper, mushrooms, and then throw them all into a pan to brown.
Make sure you put the noodles in the boiling water while you are working on the sauce.
The sauce also needs pepperonis and sausage. We like blue & gold sausage the best. (http://blueandgoldsausageco.com/) It even comes from Oklahoma so we know that it has to be delicious.
Then put everything together in the pan, let simmer for a little while. At least until the pasta is done.
Pasta on the plate, sauce on top of the pasta, and then sprinkle some cheese, we like to use Romana, but Mozzarella is good too. Then enjoy!
Olive Garden, Wal-Mart, & sitting on the couch for 2 hours just talking to each other.
This might not be some peoples idea of a date night, but it was the best night that I have had in about 2 weeks. Of course there was studying that should have been happening but my marriage and my sanity had to take priority. To be married to a medical student in or any kind of relationship with a medical student has to be stressful. As a medical student so much of life is about prioritizing your time and making sure that every minute of your day is productive, this seems to make relationships more difficult than the average relationship. I think we definitely learning the meaning of what it takes to be married and be married successfully.
The best thing about date night was getting to talk. Talking to my husband and listening to him talk was amazing. He probably gets sick of hearing all the interesting medical knowledge I am gaining and then the interesting things I am starting to learn about what it takes to work in a rural community and then the exciting part of my day that is sitting in a study carrel trying to learn. I absolutely love listening to all the cool things he is getting to do earning his pilot license and his degree. He gets to solo fly for the first time in a couple of weeks. I am so excited for him…. there will be details to follow.