Hello my dears..
How are you all doing?
We spent the day in the city and so I am a bit late posting..
Just wanted to share new recipe # 2 with you tonight..
Here it is..
PASTA WITH TOMATOES, BASIL AND OLIVES..
Doesn't it look delicious?
We both loved this recipe except Terry does not like olives so I only put them on mine...
Here is the recipe..
14 ounces of pasta.. fettuccine or ziti.. (I used spaghetti)
1 T. olive oil
1 onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic crushed
2 x 14 ounce cans of peeled tomatoes
1/3 cup of roughly chopped basil
1/4 cup of sliced black olives
cracked black pepper and sea salt
pinch of sugar
Parmesan or goats cheese to serve.
We had Parmesan...
Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain..
While the pasta is cooking heat a large frying pan over medium heat.. Add oil, onion and garlic and cook for 4 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and crush lightly with a fork and add sugar and simmer for 4 minutes..
Stir through the basil, onions, garlic and olives, salt and pepper.
Toss the sauce with the pasta and serve with the cheese..
As I said we spent the day in the city..
Tuesday is our town day.. smile..
We go for breakfast at the Big Stop and then head for the city..
Today our first stop was to pick up my UK magazine that the little book store puts on hold for me every month...
Actually, I splurged on two today..
They save the Country Living but today they had the
Homes and Antiques which I could not resist..
The UK mags have hardly any adverts and the ones they have are as interesting as the articles..
The lady who runs the bookshop and I were actually discussing this..
She said that when her magazine comes in that she does not like to flip through it..
I said I just love to savor every page and that they can talk about the Internet all they like there is nothing like a book in my hands..
I thought we were there by ourselves and as Terry had gone to the bank and was not back yet I headed for their lovely wing back chairs to wait for him..
Sitting down I happened to notice a gent sitting in another chair..
He was smiling kind of like...
I guess we were amusing..
I thought we were just two old ladies chatting on but he must have thought we were funny..
Yeah.. hilarious.. grin..
On with the story..
We then stopped at Habitat for Humanity..
They have a whole book room and the books are only 50 cents for soft cover and $1.00 for hard cover ..
Along with furniture and housewares..
A regular thrift shop..
I found these on a bottom shelf..
French ivory handled knives for 10 cents each..
I also bought these books..
Cookbooks and a Christian novel that I don't recall reading..
Every Tuesday there is an auction..
We used to go sometimes but we have Bible Study now on Tuesday nights and don't go..
We know the owner well, though and each Tuesday we stop to see what will be on sale that evening..
My Mon and Step-father attend and they will get me something if the price is right.. smile..
Today there was a wonderful box of old linens..
I made Jim an offer for them and he sold them to me instead of me having to get Mom to bid on them..
I love old linens..
Do you ladies have something that you collect?
Then we visited another couple of thrift stores and I found this wonderful piece of pottery..
A honey pot made by Peter Powning ..
He is a local pottery artist who has become famous and even made a piece for the Queen...
We did a little grocery shopping and had lunch..
The day just seems to fly by ..
We had a great time..
Retirement has it's perks.. smile..
I guess this is all for today..
Hope I didn't bore you all..
I hope to post about the Keepers Meeting tomorrow..
Thanks for visiting..
Take care and God bless...