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 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!