Home Alone

I am finally ready to post about my delicious weekend!  My parents were away taking M on college tours, so J and I were doing a Macaulay Culkin, with me basically doing everything, of course.  But I did manage to fix some lovely dinners for our lonesome selves. 

For the first one, I made a tomato basil sauce using fresh ingredients from our garden.  Check these beauties out:

I love this picture! Summery garden goodness!

I sauteed some garlic and onions in olive oil, then added the fresh chopped tomatoes from our garden.  We didn’t have enough ripe tomatoes to make the entire sauce, however, so I also added the better part of a large can of crushed tomatoes.  Then I added shredded basil from the garden, as well as salt, fresh ground pepper, and dried oregano.  I let it simmer for about an hour.  It was that simple!  And soooo delicious!

On the side, I cooked up some sliced portabello mushrooms.  First I sauteed garlic in olive oil, added the mushrooms and cooked them a few minutes until they were soft, then I poured in a little bit of riesling and let it simmer for a few more minutes. 

Here is the final dinner: homemade tomato basil sauce, portabello mushrooms in garlic white wine sauce, and whole wheat spaghetti, with a glass of riesling as accompaniment 🙂

I ate it al fresco and loved every bite!

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