Do you have any recipes from your childhood that you still enjoy just as much now that you are an adult? I do. Macaroni and tomatoes happens to be one of them. It’s simple. It’s quick. It showcases the wonderful sweetness of tomatoes. One small problem: Ryan does not like it. Like at all. This, along with tuna casserole topped with potato chips, are meals that I reserve for myself when Ryan isn’t going to be home for dinner. However, I was bound and determined to get him to love this dish so I decided to use the vine ripened tomatoes that I bought to make Macaroni with Fresh Tomatoes. I threw in a little basil for good measure and voila! He ate 2 bowls.
I have always wanted to make tomato sauce from scratch but it always seemed too complicated. Boiling the tomatoes, tossing them in an ice bath and then peeling them just seemed too much. But like I said, I was determined to get Ryan to like this dish so I bit the bullet and tried it. And guess what? It is really super easy. It only took about 10 minutes from the time I put the water on the stove to boil. And the results left me wondering why I waited so long.
Now, any suggestions on how can I get him to go for the tuna casserole?
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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