Worth a mention

August 11th, 2010

The tomatoes are rolling in and the keeper of the tomato plants is always quite anxious about the possibility of a rogue army of tomatoes rising up and overthrowing the established regime. So, off I went to the store for tomatoey dinner with nothing at all up my sleeve.

After wandering through the store aimlessly for 10 minutes, I admitted defeat and pulled out my iphone. I fired up my super favorite Allrecipes Dinner Spinner Pro. In about 12 seconds I’d found a recipe that was absolutely perfect! Using my handy dandy phone, I raced through the store gathering the ingredients for Summer Pasta with Basil, Tomatoes and Cheese.

I don’t like mint, so I skipped that part and when I had everything I needed and got to the very last item on the list, I ran into a “living on the crappy side of town” snag. Our grocery store doesn’t carry fontina. Of course I did check (again) that handy dandy iphone to find out if there is a suitable substitute for fontina. Not so much. I already had everything I needed (and my heart set), so I called in an emergency grocery request to Brian, who was on his way home from work and he stepped in as the hero and located my fontina on the other side of town.

This was a 5 star recipe for me, easily. It was just exactly what it claimed to be. It’s served just about at room temperature so it’s great for warm nights… and the tomato marinade mixed with the cheese… yum! A complete departure from anything I’ve made before. Cream sherry in pasta? Neat!