fabulous tomato pasta sauce
8-10 ripe tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
1 medium onion, diced
3 fat cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
1 small chili (can be left out of kids are being fed, or just use a mild one)
salt & garlic pepper to taste
T of fresh thyme leaves (or other herbs you have access to)
drizzle of cream
sauté the onions and garlic and chili, add the tomatoes, salt & pepper and thyme. simmer 'til the tomatoes are cooked down. put in a drizzle of cream just before you serve it--it takes out some of the intense, acidy tomatoiness in a good way.
i served it over fresh pasta with garlic-butter portobellos as the "meat." it was fabulous.
i made a similar version of the tomato sauce (sans cream) and with quite a lot more chili to use like the patatas bravas sauce we get at the tapas place in greenbelt over a potato omelet. yum. what was left over, i threw into a batch of The Soup, so you might say that it's a very versatile thing to have around the house. and it's good for those last tomatoes that aren't quite ripe or tasty enough to eat in BLTs or salads.
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and now, for the pillows. sabin wanted to sew and since i've been stashing fun fabrics for awhile now, we decided to see what we had that could be turned into some pillows for the chairs in the living room. sabin chose these fabrics and with a little bit of help from me, even sewed herself on the sewing machine. we ended up with this cheerful and autumny pillow:
and last night, i got a 10 p.m. creative rush and started making this one: