Monday, October 12, 2009

Can I Get A Hmmm? (Plus Quick Recipe)

Hmm. I had a very busy weekend but need to really quickly share a recipe. We went and visited family in Woodland, Colusa (this was a LOT of driving) and Grass Valley (new baby to visit) before the weather gets crappy. And they ALL sent me home with produce. I now have a stack of tomatoes (even some green ones to fry), a pile of pomegranates and a passel of peppers (in both hot and bell varieties) that all need some love. So last night when we got back, I...

quartered and seeded a pile of tomatoes (enough to cover a sheet pan),
shucked a head and a half of garlic,
tossed them in olive oil and italian spices,
and stuck them in the oven at 275F for two hours (three might have been even better).

Then I tossed it all in the food processor (I am way too lazy to peel tomatoes and this makes the peel a non-issue) and tonight we are having fresh tomato sauce on our pasta. People put in onion, carrot, all sorts of fancy things but if you slow-roast 'em you really don't need much else other than tomatoes.

That said, I also stuck a couple of paint swatches up in the living room. I think my paint choices were too dark as my "light" color has become my go-to choice for my accent wall color. So I think I am going to have to go up the swatch for my lighter color now. Which is fine. Right now my walls look like they have patches of milky coffee all over them. And I think I am going to go with it. It's a tiny bit weird with the warm wood but I am not working around the colors of my hated kitchen just in case we never change it (if we never change it, suffice to say I will be at the very least refinishing some nasty cabinets so I can deal with that). It works with the furniture and the carpet so everything else can just fight a little bit less now.

And for my Halloween costume, suffice to say I am not hard core enough to be Lady Gaga this year (also, it's gonna be cold!) nor am I able to afford a makeup artist! So here is your clue...

2 comments:

guiltypartner said...

grass valley? sounds like my kinda town!

Anne (in Reno) said...

Oh it is aptly named, let me tell you. You should go there sometime...