Taking time to relax has never been a strength of mine. As I’m sure is evident from my numerous hobbies and interests, I just don’t sit still well. I’m fine with this aspect of my personality and for the most part, I embrace it. When my body forces me to relax, my mind often has a hard time adjusting. Recently I had one of those days when all I could manage was sitting around, reading and knitting. All of my plans for workouts and kitchen projects were set aside. By evening I was finally starting to feel well enough to consider cooking dinner, but my original dinner plan just didn’t sound good to me. Then I remembered a recipe for pumpkin pasta I had seen around this time last year. It seemed quick, easy, and actually sounded good. Problem solved!
This dish is absolutely fantastic and is such a wonderful fall dinner. Garlic, onion and red pepper flakes add plenty of flavor and a bit of spice to the sauce, while thyme and a dash of nutmeg compliment the pumpkin and bring the whole dish together. This was an all around hit that I’m sure will be making many more appearances on our table throughout the coming months.