This 30 minute weeknight meal comes together so easy! Italian Sausage Pasta with Cherry tomatoes is perfect for using up those summer vegetables coming from your garden! Swap the veggies for whatever you have on hand. It’s absolutely delicious; who can say no to sausage and pasta?


This post was originally published on November 9, 2011.

Let me tell you a worst nightmare situation for a late person: having a construction crew parked directly in front of your driveway, and all along the court you live on, and on all the adjacent residential streets. For WEEKS, with no end in sight.

For normal people, who leave for the activities of their lives at normal-people-time (that is to say, ON time) this would only be a minor concern.

Maybe on the first day, the construction would cause them to be a couple minutes late. Then they would file this “construction going-on” information in the part of their brain where they remember important facts. Not only that, but they would be able to pull it up at the perfect time, namely, anytime BEFORE the moment they need to be arriving at wherever they are going, which is usually when I am leaving my house.

It’s a whole different ball game for a late person. I know you know what I mean by “late person.” We all have a late person in our lives: either it’s you, or someone you love, or someone you love a little less because they are a late person.

I am in the first category. My poor children will never know what it’s like to play on the playground before school starts, or even know what it’s like to leave the car for school without me yelling after them, “RUN!!” (In my defense, I inherited my lateness gene from my mother, so I  was never at the school playground one moment early either. And look how I turned out! Wait…)

I am seriously this close to handing these poor construction guys my daily drop off/pick up schedule. I feel like it would just be easier. Do you KNOW how many times I have to leave and enter my driveway every day? (six. Six times. Not counting anything else I have going besides school chauffeuring.)