Sunday Night Dinner: August 29, 2011- Fresh Tomato Extravaganza!

A good friend gave us some fresh tomatoes from her and her boyfriend’s massive garden. This caused me to ditch my original dinner plans and make cheesy broiled tomatoes with fresh garlic, mint, basil tomato sauce!

tomatoes with seasoning and basil- pre-cheese.

post cheese pre broil-- they kind of look like eggs!

Post broil

As you know, I love my mint, basil, garlic tomato sauce and since the season is dwindling down, I wanted to make another round.

When we’re in England we like to eat at Pizza Express. It’s a chain that seems to be all over the UK with slightly fancy pizzas, wine, and dough balls. Dough balls are the British equivalant to breadsticks. They are about the size of an average super ball or large marble. That sounds tiny, but it’s just the right size. If we had dough balls in the US they would be tennis ball sized and stuffed with cheese. We like the simplicity of the British dough ball just the way it is. We make ours using Pilsbury canned breadstick dough and then make a little garlic butter dipping sauce. YUM.

John making dough balls.

Dough balls!

They’re so cute and you can just toss them right in with your pasta like bread-meatballs!

Of course I didn’t think of that until after I took the photo!


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