Nearing the middle of the month and I have yet to produce any of the dishes I planned on for this challenge. But dinner tonight sort of qualifies. Pasta in a mushroom sausage cream sauce. Browned up about a half pound of hot Italian sausage, the bulk stuff from a local megamart. Added a minced shallot and maybe half a cup of sliced crimini mushrooms. After about 5 minutes put in a tablespoon of tomato paste, gave it all a good stir. About a quarter cup of dry vermouth went in, when almost evaporated poured in about a cup of cream. Brought it to a boil. let it reduce for maybe 7 -8 minutes, stirred in the cooked pasta, another 5 - 6 minutes. Plated, topped with shredded cheese and a basil leaf fresh from the garden, along with a few sweet 100 maters. Not a challenge to my skills, but quite a pleasant dinner. mjb.