September 3rd, 2008
We’ve been eating this a lot lately. A friend made this for us and it was so good I had to try it myself. Plus, it’s really easy to make.
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1 # cherry tomatoes (it’s not the same without them!)
2 cloves garlic
Place these in a pan and bake them at 450 for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Prepare penne pasta as the package directs.
In the meantime, chop about 20 full-size basil leaves and 12 oz of fresh mozzarella.
Toss all ingredients together with about 1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts. Add salt and pepper to taste.
We had a lovely, low-key weekend. I spent some time crafting (one project was not so successful, which hasn’t happened in a while. I forgot how discouraging that can be) and cooking and cleaning and lazying around. The weather was cold, so we stayed indoors. I’m so bummed out September’s here. I get like this each year, and it’s enhanced since we had such a cold and wet summer. I really enjoy the fall, but I get so tired of being cold all the time. Give me warmth! and sun! We have some really exciting plans for the fall, though, so I’m sure I’ll suffer through it. We’re going to Connecticut and NYC to visit my most loveliest friends of all. Plus, Christmas is right around the corner now. It’s strange how Christmas used to be exciting for the gifts and now it’s exciting for the break from work (and of course the meaning behind it). So, yes, the weekend was good and long and restful. And I have some lame attempts at a woven basket to show you. I finished piecing the face of the quilt I started in January. I made an oil cloth table cloth. And strawberry shortcake. Oh my!
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