Hello, everybody! The Fresh Pioneer is back! I found this cookbook at the library and thought it might have a great way to use up some of our fresh tomatoes.
It's called (sideways) The Southern Italian Table. I looooooove Italian food. GIMME, GIMME.
I sent some kids out into the garden to get tomatoes. (It occur to me that by the time you read this, it will be October. So, imagine it's summer time.)
Chop the tomatoes, and throw in a pan with the basil. Add two teaspoons of olive oil.
Mmmm. I love the way they smell. Mix everything together and mash well. Let it boil for about 20 minutes so the water is mostly reduced. Some people add a little salt or brown sugar, but this was a pretty simple sauce.
I decided to make some stuffed pasta shells to put the sauce on, so mix two eggs, a carton of ricotta cheese, a cup of parmesan shredded cheese, 2 tsp salt and 2 tsp crushed garlic. Boil the shells, rinse in cold water, stuff, pour on the sauce and bake in the oven.
Have a great weekend and see you all soon!