Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fresh Tomato Linguine

Two posts in one day, look at that!  So I tried a new recipe for supper, even though I didn't have anyone to share it with but the kids.  I'll admit, it is a little depressing that they don't really appreciate my cooking yet.

Anyway, we had fresh tomato linguine, and I got the recipe from a coffee break recipe book I've got.  It goes like this:
4 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp red wine vinegar
3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

In a bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper.  Let stand for approx. 1 hour.  Boil linguine noodles (about half a 900g pkg).  Drain well when cooked and toss with tomato mixture.

Apparently, it's optional to add cooked chicken strips or cubes to the mixture, but I didn't do this.  I also used slightly less than 1/2 tsp of pepper, and I found it to be just right.  All in all, quite tasty.  It made a lot, though.  This could probably have fed about 4 adults.  The kids and I did not really do justice to it I'm afraid.

So here's some shots of the dish pre-tossing, after tossing, and served up in a bowl:

This is also a picture of today's loaf of fresh bread.  This particular recipe was 5 cups white flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour.  It has turned out quite nicely, my best so far, I think.

I've also got some shots of the kids eating our supper, cuz they're cute, and I can.

1 comment:

Pappy said...

Wow, you sure are posting a lot lately. It's great! The bread looks really good and so does your pasta dish. The kids are adorable, of course. Thanks for the pictures.

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