This month’s PunkWife is truly a unique pick, because she’s actually not married in the traditional sense. But that’s part of what makes her our Punk. She’s in a solid relationship, she lives her best life, and the only thing ‘missing’ is the fancy party and the piece of paper – which doesn’t seem to be an issue for her. She’ll tell you in her own words, below.
What makes you your own little version of Punk? I think my overall outlook on relationships, and marriage puts me a little outside of the box. I have never wanted to get married and at this point in my life I’m pretty sure that is where I will always stand. I have, however, always wanted to find someone to share my life with. I have been fortunate enough to find someone to do that with. We have been together for about 6 years and the biggest questions we get from everyone is “When are you going to get married?”. My response is always the same: “We aren’t”. I feel like sometimes that makes me a bit of an outcast in society but I’ve never doubted my decisions nor has he. We work just the way we are and we couldn’t be happier.
Describe yourself in 3 words. Intuitive, Compassionate, and Loyal.
Tell us your favorite go-to recipe. Rigatoni in a pink cream sauce with sausage and peas. It’s normally called Pasta Buttera in a restaurant and it’s one of my all time faves! It’s extremely simple, too. First you saute a small white onion in a little bit of olive oil. Then you brown up crumbled hot and/or sweet sausage (whatever your fancy), usually about 6 links. Once browned, de-glaze with white wine. Next you add a small can of tomato paste and 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water (depends on how thick you like your sauce). Add salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (optional) to taste. Last but not least you add about 1/2 cup of heavy cream and some grated cheese. I usually run frozen peas under hot water and then leave them in the strainer. I poor the boiling pasta into the strainer to cook the peas the rest of the way. Then just add sauce to pasta and enjoy!