Today is the last day before school starts and the first high school football game of the season. That means today is our daughter Mia’s last day to sleep late and eat lunch for breakfast. I made Mia Garden Tomato and Basil Pasta (with some added pork loin). You see, Dear Readers, Mia will only eat pasta if there is sauce on it. Lucky me! Lucky me! Mia also wakes up on a school day about an hour before she begins the morning countdown of our three block drive to school. There is no time in the mornings to eat much else besides cereal or possibly toast. Mia and I do not spend much time together on school mornings and that is for the best. I am a “morning person” and she is decidedly not. I am a pleasant angel and she is decidedly not. I am easy to get along with before 7:00 am and she is decidedly not. Get the picture? Anyway, here is what I did:
Poured about 1 cup half and half into a pan, added some chopped garden tomatoes and let the two simmer 5 minutes. In went some torn pork and a few handfuls of pasta. I tossed it together and topped it with julienned basil. Bliss!
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