Summer in a bowl

Summer in a bowl July 18, 2013

I love to keep it simpler during summer. One of our favorite meals is just pasta with tons of fresh tomatoes and basil from our garden (picked by the boys) with fresh mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper. It is fresh and filling, but light and easy for when it is 1000 degrees in Texas. Throw in a few toasted pine nuts and your family will treat you like a rock star!

I also like to bring this meal to new moms as a bit of a change from the typical casseroles/lasagnas!

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  • Juris Mater

    You have such a knack for simple, fresh, and Italian! And I’m impressed that your kids love it. Tomatoes aren’t our strong suit.

  • We make this too! Although I don’t use balsamic, perhaps I should spice it up a bit and add that the next time. I do a GF pasta version, but it’s pretty good, especially with fresh tomatoes that the kids picked themselves from our garden.

  • Kat0427

    Delicious! My kids don’t love tomatoes yet, either, but if they picked them fresh from our garden they might be more apt to like them!

  • J’

    ooo. Great idea. Our parish has a meal ministry for new moms, so I’ll have to remember this one the next time a meal is needed! Thanks!