Bowtie Pasta with Homemade Tomato Sauce and Steamed Broccoli

Earlier this year, Jon’s mom and sister traveled to Italy and brought back an authentic Italian cookbook for him. Many of the recipes are rather involved, but every once in awhile, he gets inspired, rolls up his sleeves, and dives in. This time he pulled out a recipe for tomato sauce to help us deal with the overabundance of tomatoes from our garden. We made the sauce earlier in the week for fish fillets and reused with bowtie pasta, al dente, and fresh steamed broccoli from the garden.

Tomato Sauce

2.5 pints of garden grown grape tomatoes

6 cloves of garlic

½ large Vandalia onion, cut in half

Salt

Pepper

Oregano

Fresh Basil

1/3 jalapeno with seeds, cut off tip, quartered

¼ cup pine nuts

Roast the tomatoes, onions and garlic in the broiler till slightly charred. Place all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth.

*Note, Jon would do without the pine nuts next time

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