Macaroni and tomatoes is a comfort food dish and a family favorite meal. Vine ripened tomatoes are used to create the homemade tomato sauce for this easy pasta recipe.
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 macaroni 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 full of it.
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 like too much work. 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 takes about 10 minutes from the time the water is placed on the stove to boil.
Serve the pasta and tomatoes with a fresh garden salad and some garlic bread sticks.
Now, do you have any suggestions on how can I get him to go for the tuna casserole? Please come over to my Facebook page and share your ideas with me!