Hi all. Sorry about the web silence. Between preparing for my namesake hurricane (though we will get her in her tropical storm attire) and the never-ending committment that is kid’s football, we have not been able to give alot of attention to finishing up stuff to post on the blog. Next week we may be without power or connectivity to do anything so bear with me as I may not be able to post anything next week.
Luckily, we made our Pasta and Yellow Tomatoes meal last Friday.
The ingredients are pretty simple – pasta, basil, garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes (can do without for the kids) and lots of parmesan cheese. The recipe calls for angel hair pasta so make sure you have your tomatoes cooked down before you start the spaghetti.
I gave you the recipe last week so this will just illustrate what we did – with parts of the recipe underneath and any notes on it.
Markus took the lead on this meal, starting with heating the oil.
Then he added the garlic and the red pepper flakes (yes – I cheated and used the jarred garlic in this – Markus had to leave for practice and I had to cook it quick) –
and then the yellow peppers
We cooked them covered slightly until the tomatoes burst.
During this time we put the pasta in to cook.
Then Markus pressed the tomatoes to release the juices.
By then the pasta was done so we threw it in along with alot of pasta water (about a cup) to finish cooking everything.
Next I added the parmesan – about one and a half containers of it – we kinda like cheesy pasta – and Vashua added the fresh basil that he had been hand-shredding during this time.
We cooked it until all the cheese was melted and then we had it – our Cheesy Pasta with Yellow Tomatoes
And everyone was grateful for the food on their plates.
This was actually a big hit with the boys because of the super cheese factor. I guess it is a healthier form of mac and cheese in some respects and it worked for them. They all had seconds. That is a hit in my book.
On the home front, Irene is proving to be the motivation to move alot of the wood that has been sitting in the back yard since our friend Marty moved last year. We don’t want to have debris piles waiting for the wind to blow them into the house. Luckily all of the painting had been completed on Vash’s dresser so that could come inside the house. Chip and Chris were moving lots of stuff into the basement too. Woo Hoo!!!
I don’t know if Chip was able to get anything done for Hawk Studio since he has had to spend alot of time securing the house. I did not even ask him if he had anything ready for yesterday’s blog. I didn’t want to put anymore on him than he had.
As for next week’s food post – well we will have to wing that one. I just don’t know if we will have power after Sunday so it may be how to roast a marshmallow over an open fire. Sigh.
See you on the other side of Irene.