Gemelli with tomato sauce:
6 red ripe Early Girl tomatoes, $2/lb at the farmer's market, seeded and diced.
1 can diced Italian-style tomatoes (ran short)
1 yellow onion, minced
5? cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
A splash or two of Cabernet (Forestville, which we drank with dinner)
Vegetarian meatballs (disintegrated, not so good)
2 small cans sliced black olives
1 large spoonful capers
1 small handful pine nuts
Red pepper flakes
Around 1 cup chopped fresh basil
Butter and EVOO base to fry in.
Freshly grated parmesan to sprinkle.
Cranky mood turned good with strange Mad Libs and substances.