Above: Thomas being cute.
Below: The pre-rolling pose.
Last night, I had the hankering for mac and cheese, but with a twist. I started cutting up some very ripe tomatoes and I mixed them with some diced onion, garlic, oregano and salt. The tomato mixture was FABULOUS, and I couldn't compromise its light summery-flavor by throwing it in a baking dish with cheese. I reserved some rigatoni, and tossed it with the tomato mixture. Yum! I am definitely going to try this with smaller noodles, some feta and basil and chill for a new pasta salad recipe. *doing a happy dance* I love it when a new recipe comes together...
I also got creative with the bread machine, and decided to make cheesy garlic monkey bread. I made the dough in the bread machine, then chopped it up and rolled it in a mixture of garlic, cheese and rosemary. I'm not a big rosemary fan, and this recipe felt like it was floating in little green twigs. I followed the recipe anyway, to be sure I didn't screw anything up. Well, the rosemary was a bit much. I ended up trying to scrape it off the bread, but there was just too much! I am going to try this recipe again tonight, but with cinnamon and brown sugar instead of garlic and cheese. *fingers crossed*
Above: Tomato Garlic Pasta Goodness
Below: Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread