One Pot Tomato, Basil Pasta.

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Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! – Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta
Ingredients

12 ounces pasta (I used Linguine)
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)
1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions

Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.

Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .

Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

Pet Peeve Time.

All I want to know is who is in the picture? That’s all.  So I Google the movie or characters, click on a picture, no one is identified in the picture clearly.  There are a lot of names in the text but the picture has no identification of who is actually in the picture and when it was taken.

Blog after, Blog after, Blog of just pictures no identification.  How lazy are people?  Some wonderful photos and some wonderful art work who knows who took the picture or even spent the time and drew and created the picture.  Oh and where the heck was the picture taken and when.  I have seen beautiful pictures and want to know where it is taken. No luck. :0(

Please identify photos and pictures and art and places and when it was taken.  I don’t read minds…. yet.

© Valerie Weik 2012

Sock Monkey © TapestryIII Graphics 2011 Identifying picture. This is my rendition of a sock monkey for Super Poke Pets.  This has never been published before.  Super Poke Pets does not exist any longer. Google got rid of this game.

Oh and never buy a virtual property you don’t really own it.  It belongs to the person you bought it from.  They have the power over the virtual property and can choose to take away your access to the virtual property.

Enough pet peeves for one day.  I shall continue trying to find out the identity of my 3 young stars.  Carry on internet.

13 Ways to use a Coffee Filter

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Lightweight, readily available, compact, affordable, perfect for the RV! You will never look at a coffee filter the same way again.

– Cover food when cooking in the microwave to prevent splatters.

– Use for lint-free cleaning on windows, mirrors and chrome.

– Place between ceramic dishes and glass bowls when traveling
to eliminate “clinking” in the cupboard.

– Filter wine from a broken cork.

– Prevent cast-iron from rusting by placing a filter in the skillet
to absorb moisture.

– Reuse frying oil by straining used oil through a coffee filter
lined sieve.

– Line a plant pot to prevent soil from going out the drainage hole.

– Poke a hole in the bottom for your Popsicle and eliminate
drips on your shirt.

– Soak up extra oil from fried foods such as bacon and
French fries.

– Fill with a scoop of baking soda; twist closed with a rubber
band and tuck into smelling shoes or closet to absorb odors.

– Fill with fresh herbs and tie to be used in soups and stews.

– Rest your spoon on one the next time you make a
gourmet sauce.

– Use as a disposable snack bowl for popcorn and chips.

– They also work great in a coffee maker!

This is copied from http://chefboyrv.com/  for some reason her blog doesn’t allow pinning so I have copied here to pin.