Thursday, May 04, 2006

Good Old Tomato-Basil

My food shopping has been uneven lately, which means I'll find myself out of main ingredients in the middle of the week. This is usually when I'll make pasta, that shape-shifting, put-anything-on-me symbol of versatility.

Tonight I didn't try anything wacky (Hmm, all I have in the house is pickles, black beans, and brown sugar -- I'll put them on spaghetti!); I just made a simple tomato-basil sauce with gemelli pasta, using the basil that was left over from Margy's pizza. I did try to liven it up with some fresh chilies, and of course just two tiny Thai peppers made it three-alarm hot (I'll never learn). But Margy and I can take it.

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