Yesterday I noticed 3 large Roma tomatoes peeking out at me that were looking a bit tired and no doubt needed to be used up. In an unusual burst of enthusiasm I crushed 3 cloves of garlic and chopped what was left of a giant sweet onion from the night before. I grabbed the shinny new copper saute pan and a dab of oil and set the onion to sizzle. My enthusiasm continued as I headed down the back steps and out onto the patio and snatched up a half dozen fresh basil leaves and a handful of fresh parsley. Upon returning to the kitchen and giving the onions a good stir as they danced in the sizzling pan I added the garlic.
Pasta, I will have to cook pasta. That is another dirty pan. Rats. Oh, well what am I thinking, I have a dishwasher. It's not like I am hauling water up from the creek or something. So I set a pan to boil and grab the whole wheat Penne Rigate.
Meanwhile I decide to add a jar of my home canned tomatoes from last summer to my sauce, that and a good teaspoon or two of sugar, Kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper. Just let it all simmer until you can't stand it any longer....
It was divine.