The Cindy Pour

It’s hump day.  It’s also pretty clear that days mean nothing to me now that I spend a vast majority of my life in my apartment.

Can we haz a quick sidebar?  HOW, do stay at home mom’s know what day it is? I mean, seriously.  I would be taking my kids to softball on soccer days and having taco tuesdays on a wednesday. Because for real, what day is it today?

And do NOT get me started about how in the world you’re supposed to know what day it is when you have yourself a “cindy pour” of wine and wake up with purple teeth.

A Cindy Pour = 1 wine glass holds 1 bottle of wine.

What can I say, I am my mother’s daughter.  Can we also talk about how its 1:25, I have done most of the things I needed to get done today, and I am wondering where in the world it is 5 oclock…

I need to get a job before this gets out of hand.

Back to where I started in the first place. Hump Day.  I don’t know about you, but on Wednesdays, along with a “cindy pour” I need to have a hefty dinner to get me through the week.

( Mom, I bet you didn’t know that ever since college, Kelley and I have been calling large glasses of wine “Cindy Pours” and using it as an indicator of how bad a day we had. ” It’s a cindy pour kind of day” ) See, you’re there even when you’re not!

GET TO THE FINISH LINE, Good MARTHA, woman! I swear I am trying to bring it home here, and just can’t seem to do it today.

Hump Day + Big Cindy Pour = Pasta Pomodoro

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 minced sweet onion
5 minced garlic cloves
pinch crushed red pepper flakes
28 ounces peeled tomatoes, pureed
Heavy hand of salt
5 fresh basil leaves
12 ounces angel hair pasta
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat and cook the onion until soft, about 7 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add the crushed red pepper, and the tomato puree.  Season lightly with salt. Cook for 25 minutes on medium low heat.

Add the basil leaves whole so that you can remove them later.  Heat 3 quarts of water and season heavily with salt.  Cook the pasta 2 minutes shorter than the package says.  Keep 1 cup of pasta cooking water.

Discard the basil, and add 1/2 cup of the water, or more if needed.  Drain the pasta and add to the sauce to finish cooking.  Add the butter and parmesan to finish.

Now if that doesn’t get you through a wednesday, I don’t know what will.

Love,

Whit

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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

5 Responses to The Cindy Pour

  1. Today felt like a Friday to me. Unfornately there is still two more days of the week where I have to go to work. But the point being since I thought it was Friday. Go ahead and booze it up.

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  2. it s national holiday today in Turkey so i m at home , and i feel like it s saturday , tomorrow there s work but it s good coz i really hate to stay at home.. :)
    nice presantation..

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  3. Hey… sometimes you just need a “Cindy Pour” – love it!

    This pasta looks utterly fantastic and would definitely help me get over that hump of a Wednesday and through to the weekend! =)

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