Pappardelle, The Mark and the Void, and Smart Choices

 Combining an antique table top and a family heirloom? Smart choice, Dad. Smart. Choice.

Combining an antique table top and a family heirloom? Smart choice, Dad. Smart. Choice.

The world is full of every day acts of genius that all stem from one smart choice. My father making my great-great-grandmother's sewing machine into a table for my Christmas present. Paul Murray writing The Mark and the Voidwhich happens to be today's book. Colin playing the word qi on a triple letter score space in Scrabble. Me winning anyway. Kidding. Kind of... 

Then there are the not so smart choices. Like, for example, committing to run 504.5 miles as a part of the Run the Year 2018 challenge. Not quite sure how I got myself into that? Divide this year (2018) by four (me + my two cousins + one of those cousin's boyfriend) and you get 504.5 miles that I have left to run. Feeling sweaty even though you're not moving? Me too! Feeling like that's a whole lot of miles for one person who works a full time job and currently lives in a snow covered wonderland? Me too! Feeling like you need to cook something comforting to make yourself forget about this choice? ME TOO.

So, I made a good choice: this parsley and lemon pappardelle. And trust me, making this is a really, really smart choice for your Tuesday. Check out the recipe, and get cooking. I would be too, but I have to go run to put a dent in that 500 miles.

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