Okay, so you know how I said I love getting tomatoes from my friends? Well, things have gotten a little crazy around here and I had waaaaay too many sitting around. So tonight I used about a billion of them up in one recipe. And I think the whole dinner cost about $2.
Anyway, I started with some olive oil and garlic in a pan:
A lot of garlic, maybe a tablespoon or two of olive oil.
I added some onions:
And threw in a random jalapeno I got from my friend, Keri.
I let this mixture cook down while I cut up about 4 billion tomatoes.
I just cut up everything I had…heirloom, cherry, regular, orange, yellow, I-don’t-know-what-the-f*ck-kind of tomato. If it was there, it went into the mixture.
The onion mixture cooked down quite a bit while I cut up the tomatoes, so when I was done, I just threw them in the pan:
Doesn’t it look pretty? I poured some salt on the whole thing and cranked up the heat. A few minutes later, it looked like this:
I cooked a box of whole wheat pasta and added it to the sauce:
For whatever reason, I think that picture’s funny. Anyway, I mixed everything together and it was ready!
I meant to add basil, but I forgot. The green would have been pretty. Instead I just covered it with cheese.
That’s almost as healthy as basil, right?
Anyway, that’s how I used up about a billion pounds of tomatoes. And it was actually pretty terrific.