" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

Invasion of Juliets

You are not going to believe this...
I still have tomatoes growing in my garden!!!
Must have been the warm weather the past month.
We went apple picking last weekend and there were people picking strawberries next to the apple orchard! Incredible.
Soon I think we will be able to grow bananas.

Seriously though I never expected my garden to still be overflowing with Juliet tomatoes at the end of October. These are very hardy tomato plants indeed.

Fresh tomatoes are delicious tossed with pasta. This is an easy weeknight meal that goes together easily in under a half hour. It combines the classic taste of a BLT, a favourite in our house.

Now, if I still have tomatoes growing in December... Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas! ;)

Creamy Bacon & Tomato Pasta Toss
  • small onion diced
  • 1/2 pound of bacon cut chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of small tomatoes diced
  • handful of button mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Italian spice (basil, oregano, marjoram)
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves chiffonade
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • 2 tbs flour
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • hot cooked pasta of your choice
In a large frying pan cook bacon and onion until bacon is cooked through.
Drain any excess fat.
Add the garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes and spices (except fresh basil)
Cook until heated through.
Add cream, bring to a low boil then reduce heat to simmer.
Cook for about 10 minutes until sauce begins to thicken slightly.
Sprinkle flour over top and mix well if you like a thicker cream sauce.
Serve over hot pasta with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese on top.

Wine Suggestion: Pinot Grigio


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