On Thursday, I fell downstairs. As I walking down wearing my glasses, with tea in one hand and phone in the other, I thought "this is a bad idea as I can't see moving around in my glasses". At that bottom, I took a tumble on the turn in the stairs. Fortunately, phone survived but I twisted my ankle which is hampering my walking. I'm icing and elevating but I have a massive bruise emerging and another spectacular one on my arse (I'll spare you the images).
Yesterday, was a good day of bookcase assembling which means in turn, I can get the boxes from the garage and get that in order. I was going to take Monday off work to do that but now I am going to Austin, I'll delay that for a bit. The Austin trip has come up last minute but since you can fly direct from Sydney to Dallas in 16 hours and then do a hop to Austin, it is not too much of an endurance (setting aside 16 hours in flight). I have to spend the weekend there, but again, it's an easy city to spend a weekend in.
This week's cook challenge was stuffed pasta. I've been making pasta for years but never had much success with filled ones as the filling always seems to leak, so I bought a little cutter set for less than $20 and set to again. We made a pumpkin and goats cheese filling, light on the goats cheese as the kid is not mad about it, and added a bit of fresh thyme. I had to shut the kitten in the laundry while I was making the pasta as wide ribbons of stuff festooning the kitchen is too tempting a plaything. Anyway, the cutter worked a dream. We made a sauce of some small bits of prosciutto in browned butter with some more thyme and a crumb of sour dough with toasted pine nuts. Crumbs are obviously this year's smear of sauce on a plate but it was super delicious but sadly unphotographed. We are now toying with more thinks to put in stuffings: spinach and ricotta? broad beans, mint and ricotta?