This has been a nice week. We are finally getting some cooler weather. I've been trying to catch up on things that I neglected during the heat wave due to lack of energy. I'm slowly trying to get all the clutter off my kitchen countertops, put away things that I just brought in and dropped then sat my old body down in front of the fan.
Our garden is very dry. I refuse to water because we have a well. It's never gone dry in forty years, but who knows! I don't want to take that chance. Even so, we have an abundance of tomatoes.
Last evening I made a very simple pasta dish with some of the tomatoes.
It was topped with:
I sliced about four cloves of garlic very thin, put it in a small glass dish, added a nice chunk of butter and microwaved it for 40 seconds, then set it aside. I do not like to put garlic directly in the pan because if it gets brown, it's bitter.
I chopped and seeded the two large tomatoes and put them in a large frying pan and drizzled some olive oil over them, cooking them till some of the liquid evaporated. Then I added the basil, garlic with butter and the pasta. I just cooked it a few minutes longer and served it with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
This morning I was trying to write out checks to pay bills. I do this at the kitchen table, with all my papers spread out in a somewhat organized manner. Needless to say, I had lots of help!
First Tipper had to have a belly rub.
The two little guys, best friends 4 ever, were eating breakfast. Check out the crossed tails!