Sometimes, even though it’s the middle of a hot summer, I want some comfort food. Although I love grilled veggies and fruit, salads and fish, there comes that time when I just want a dish of pasta. Typically this time of year is just too hot for that.
We had two weeks of high temperatures and humidity and just when I thought I was at the breaking point we got a cool day. Well, if you can call 79 degrees cool. But it was the break I needed and that craving of pasta came crawling back into my brain.
I didn’t want a heavy pasta dish because it was after all still summer. And then it hit me….. fresh tomatoes from the garden, homemade sausage and mozzarella from our trip to NYC, with fragrant basil from my herbs.. My version of a caprese pasta was born.
it was substantial enough to meet my requirements of comfort food and yet light enough to still follow the rules of summer eating. I felt like I had wrapped up in a comfortable sweatshirt and it made me happy.
We all need a break sometime, even if it’s about the weather. Take advantage of it next time you get one. You’ll be glad you did!