Wednesday, July 2, 2008

An Early Happy Fourth and Easy Pasta

Good evening everybody and happy 4th of July a couple of days early!!! I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!!!
It's been a busy busy week around here. Work has been super busy and the only person in the office who thinks she is the QUEEN has driven me crazy. Why is there always one? I work in a very small office so I have to try to get along. The position I filled was for an office manager but someone decided that they really didn't need one, so I do everything she did but without the title. Which is OK with me but now I understand why. The little know it all, run it all front desk person wants to be the office manager. Well let her as far as I'm who cares. She watches everything I do and doesn't train me properly. She even tells me that she'll show me how to do something when she thinks I can handle it!!! Oh Someone Help Me!!!
OK enough complaining!! Except about the heat. It has been in the 90's all week and that is way too hot for me. I read blogs that don't complain as much as I do and they are in the 100's. I lived in Dallas for 6 years when I was working for Mobil and I said I'd never complain about the heat or humidity (which we do not have here) and here I am complaining. Anna and Bailey sleep all day and Bailey is grouchy because of the heat. He is just a big fluffy hair ball so I'm sure he is hot. He lays in front of the fan to take his naps.
I made this wonderful easy pasta for dinner tonight. It's not really a recipe and easily adjustable for however many you are feeding. I take leftovers to work the next day. I just leave it on my desk and let come to room temperature.
This feeds one with maybe leftovers depending how big your tomatoes are. My tomatoes are big because I've been buying them at the Farmers Market. Everything depends on the size of the tomato and how many tomatoes. Just don't overdo it with the olive oil cuz the tomatoes juice while it is sitting.
1 tomato diced
diced onion
garlic clove diced (again depending on how garlicky and how much you are making)
few leaves basil chopped or torn
maybe 1/8 or 1/16 c olive oil
cheese (cube mozzarella or just add some grated Parmesan)
Mix altogether and let stand for about an hour. Cook some pasta, penne, spaghetti, linguine or whatever you have. Drain and mix with tomatoes. All done and time to eat. Easy Easy Easy and it doesn't heat up the kitchen. Make a salad and/or garlic bread and you have dinner. I've made this for years, it is my easy summer go to.

Now that I've complained and given you a wonderful summer pasta I'm going to sit down with what you see below. A nice glass of wine and my new Romantic Country.
Have a wonderful relaxing fun weekend.


Barb said...

Your recipe sounds yummy. We eat a lot of pasta, love it! I need to try this chilled as a summer salad.

Poor Anna and Bailey, the heat is hard on our little loved ones.

happy 4th,

FancyHorse said...

That does sound good, thank you! We have loads of tomatoes in our garden.