On Saturday morning, we woke up to find that our furnace had stopped working. David headed up into the attic (that’s right our furnace is in the attic!), to see if the pilot light went out. Forty minutes later, we still could not figure out how to get the furnace moving again. It was chilly but not cold…yet. The repairman explained that the part we needed was probably the pressure switch and that we would need to hold tight until Monday when he could get one to us. Looking out over the prospect of a cold weekend in which the temperature was low and falling was grueling. Bundled in every warm article of clothing we had, we baked breads and roasted chicken in an attempt to keep the kitchen warm. At night, we snuggled the pups in bed but even their little fury bodies were not enough to keep us really warm. At one point we even had to tuck Buster and Bella in under the covers because they were shivering!
Clearly, we needed something to keep us positive as we waited for Monday and the furnace to be repaired. Out from under the snugly covers I headed into the kitchen and cooked a hearty pumpkin pasta to warm our tummies until the furnace could warm our limbs. This buttery pappadelle with pumpkin and caramelized onions recipe was delicious and subtle. I would recommend trying it out whether your furnace is out or not!