When I was trying to think of what to make for dinner tonight (with one child with the flu and one child with a newly-sprained ankle), I looked around the kitchen and had a light bulb moment. Grab anything that'll go on top of pasta. So I started gathering stuff and made a pasta sauce including everything but the kitchen sink. And it turned out yummy! It's not really a recipe. But I thought I could share the ingredients with you. In case you want to try something similar.
I had a tomato out of the garden and chopped it
Fresh basil off my plant (that's sitting on my front porch because it was happy there!)--chopped
Bacon-- fried and crumbled
I put it over angel hair pasta that had been tossed in EVOO, as Rachel Ray calls it. (For those who don't watch her, that's extra virgin olive oil). :) Oh, and then we topped it with Parmesan.
I say "we," but my kids would only eat the noodles with cheese on top. (sigh)
Yum! So how about you? Have you happened on any great recipes just by playing? If so, please share!