It is always strange to venture back to normal life after the holidays, and today Zed headed off to work and I was attending my first day of Winter Semester classes (the latter was definitely a shock after taking Fall off of school). We decided to "celebrate" with pasta, and since we needed a new bottle of olive oil, it was the perfect evening to head over to the Italian Center for the necessary ingredients.
So, after first-day-of-semester errands, I headed downtown to meet Zed. We hopped the number three over to the Shop, grabbed a couple baskets (we are careful not to grab a cart here, since its filling automatically means we will need a new mode of transportation home - we have experienced this at other food locations before), and began to peruse.
We grabbed a number of tasty treats: maple waffle cookies, lots of dried and frozen pastas, a couple loaves of bread, mushrooms, garlic, basil, a few cans of roma tomatoes and our much needed bottle of olive oil.
Dinner this evening was a rich tomato sauce, full of onion, garlic, basil and spinach, served over Gnocchi, with a loaf of fresh bread and butter.
Our main was followed by a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some of the maple wafers we purchased earlier this evening.