Yesterday I decided to go to the grocery store without Sean, partially because he’s had to go the last few times without me, and partially because I knew I wanted to look around and take my time. Sean is a get in and get out kind of guy at the grocery store, I like to linger on every aisle in case something catches my eye. So off I went. As I was perusing the aisles, I came across some heirloom tomatoes and I knew that I needed to make some sort of dinner with them. So I picked up a couple and brought them home to see what I could do with them.
(sorry I forgot to take a picture before I started cutting)
I had some whole wheat spaghetti on hand, so I decided to make a pasta dish. First, I cut up the tomatoes, and threw them into a bowl. I seasoned them with half a lemon, salt, pepper, basil, chives and parsley (I wanted to use fresh herbs, but didn’t think about this until after I was already home, so I used dried).
My helpers were on hand just in case I dropped something.
Then, I grated some gruyere cheese. But I need to pause for a moment, because gruyere cheese is so omg delicious. I think I ate more of it by just cutting off slices instead of actually grating it, but it’s so good, I couldn’t stop!
I don’t know that most people would have paired gruyere with this dish; they probably would have gone the parmesan route, but not me.
Then, I boiled some pasta. While I was doing that, I decided to cut up some zucchini squash and throw it on the grill. See, Sean isn’t much of a pasta guy, so I knew that he probably wouldn’t want this, so I picked up a steak for him to grill. Since he had the grill going, I figured I’d take advantage of it.
I seasoned them with olive oil, salt and pepper and put them on the grill.
After the pasta was done, I drained it, and then put it back into the pot. I mixed in the tomatoes with their seasoning, and then I sprinkled the grated cheese in. But, I wasn’t done yet. I tasted it, and even though it was good, I thought it needed a little something extra. So, I pulled out the big guns–white truffle oil. YUM. I drizzled a little on, mixed it, and then plated it.
Oh, but wait, the grilled zucchini squash!
It was so delicious. Sean tasted it, and he really liked it too. I think I’ll make this again sometime.