Fresh Roasted Tomato Sauce

Although I took the day off work today, I still woke up around 5:30 am and couldn’t get back to sleep.  Darn internal clock!  Hopefully that doesn’t happen when I’m on vacation because I know I need to catch up on my sleep.

I got up, drank some coffee, and then made it to the gym.  The original plan was to run for a short time, only as a way to warmup but I felt great and “I just felt like running” <Forrest Gump voice> so I just kept going.  Ever have one of those days?  Where you have extra energy out of nowhere?

After completing a solid 5 mile run, I came home and enjoyed breakfast.


I sliced and toasted a Panera whole wheat baguette leftover from my birthday lunch on Monday.  On the side I had some cottage cheese topped with more leftover cranberry sauce I froze from Friendsgiving and recently defrosted.


I couldn’t decide on just one topping so Naturally Nutty vanilla almond butter on the left and Laughing Cow cinnamon cream cheese on the right.

I spent the rest of the morning cleaning the condo from top to bottom and doing laundry until I broke for lunch.  Not only did I have leftover pasta, but I needed to get rid of the remaining grape tomatoes before we leave for Utah, so I made a roasted tomato sauce.  I probably had about 6-7 ounces of grape tomatoes which I sliced in half, sprinkled Italian Herb Garlic Gold Nuggets, and roasted in the oven for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees.


Once the tomatoes had broken down and were bubbling away, I poured on top of leftover linguine pasta.


This pasta was simple, tasty and totally hit the spot!  It was also incredibly easy, I feel silly posting a recipe.. so rather, here are guidelines…

Fresh Roasted Tomato Sauce


Olive oil or any cooking spray

Tomatoes (any kind)



Garlic (fresh or dried)

Italian Seasoning


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and mist cooking spray into a small foil-lined pan (with edges).  Slice tomatoes into small pieces and season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic, and italian seasoning – or whatever other seasoning you desire.  Place in the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until tomatoes have broken down.  Serve over pasta.

After lunch, my dad came over for a few hours to help set up my new camera.  My parents bought it for me for my birthday but it is way more high tech than my simple point-and-shoot camera so he set it up and gave a few brief lessons.  Can’t wait to use it!



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