Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Every week or so, we are going to post some food/meals we are eating.  Usually there will be no recipe, what we want to post is just a reminder that simple is easy and easy is comfort...during these times, we can all use a little (or a lot) of that.

A few posts back, we mentioned a meal that we used a package of roasted red peppers in a package.  It was a last minute before lockdown purchase.  I bought a couple of those and a couple of these.  Sun dried tomatoes.  On a separate trip I had already bought a jar of Classico sun dried tomato pasta sauce.

We used a package of farfalle pasta and decided to go for a "Meatless Monday", ha.

2nd Man decided to mince the sun-dried tomatoes with a little olive oil so they would melt into the sauce.  While the pasta was boiling, he mixed the minced sun-dried tomatoes and olive oil into the jarred sauce in a saucepan and heated until simmering.  He drained the pasta, added it to the sauce and stirred in some fresh minced parsley.

Dish it up and serve.  Such great flavors.  By adding the sun-dried tomatoes with olive oil to the sauce, it really kicked the flavors and texture up a few notches, making it richer and more satisfying.  It's a great comfortable meal and pasta is always easy in a quarantine.

During these strange times, that's all that really matters.


  1. I'm going to have to dry some tomatoes this year. Before, I only used them on pizza, but wasn't impressed. Your pasta and sauce sounds really good, though, and I definitely want to try your idea!

  2. Mmm, pasta! Your kicked-up sauce sounds delicious!

  3. Oh, Yum. It's lunch time. Pass the fork please. :}


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