Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Farewell to Summer with Easy Pasta Pommodoro

I'm frantically racing through the day with a kajillion things to do (what's new?), but I had to take a minute to post. Did you know that tonight is the Harvest Moon and also the Autumn Equinox? Don't miss it! The moon should be golden ball of butter tonight, melting away with the last of summer. Good-bye ice cream cone days. Hello pumpkin pie evenings. I've got a perfect recipe to share for this last night of summer: Easy Pasta Pommodoro. I found this little gem on the back of an Albertson's pasta box. It took me about 20 minutes to pull off the whole dish-perfect for busy nights. If you use the last of your garden tomatoes and basil, it'll cost you almost nothing. And it's marvelous. Just like tonight's sky. I'll be gazing at the moon in my little corner of the world. And it the moon is really made out of cheese, I hope it's parmesan because it'll go great with your pasta.
Money Saving Tips:
Use your bumpy, irregular tomatoes for this recipe. Just chop them up and throw them in; no one will ever know. Sub in 1 teaspoon of dried basil if you don't have fresh.
Easy Pasta Pommodoro
Estimated Cost: $5.00 for 6-8 servings
16 ounces angel hair pasta
1/4 cup olive oil (or use half oil, half butter)
4 cups chopped tomatoes (unpeeled)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 and 1/2 tablespoons garlic
1 and 1/2 cups tomato juice
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
parmesan cheese, for serving
Cook pasta according to package directions. In a separate skillet, heat olive oil. Add tomatoes, basil, and garlic; cook for five minutes. Add tomato juice and simmer for five minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over hot pasta with parmesan cheese.
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gigi said...

Easy Peasy is right! Yum!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Looks good, had pasta for supper last night and leftovers for lunch today!

The Morris Family said...

Holy cow that looks delicious!!!

Signs and Salvage said...

THANK YOU...I think I will make this tonight!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day:)


FoodontheTable said...

This looks so fresh & delicious! Makes me want to leave work and cook it right now.

syxmiles said...

Prudelicious, che sembra delizioso! Venerdi felice per voi. La mia raggazza dorme cosi posso scriverti. Questo piatto mi ricorda la mia cucina casalinga terra in cucina con Fredo, Sonny, e Vito. Mi mancano quei giorni. Oh, e dal modo in.... tutti sanno che e la luna di Cosmo ;). Fino alla settimana prossima,


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Michal said...

it's what's for dinner tonight at our house!

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