i can cook.

i love tomatoes and i have recently grown to love garlic, mostly in small amounts. (my feelings about garlic are another topic for another day.) that is why this recipe appealed to me. roasted vegetables are always delicious, too. and trust me, it was delicious and also very, very easy. can't really go wrong with delicious and easy.

roasted garlic and tomato mostaciolli.
(serves 2)

2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
4 to 5 roma tomatoes, cut in half
½ teaspoon sugar
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ garlic bulb, unpeeled
1 cup uncooked mostaccioli or penne pasta
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basic leaves (or 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil)
2 ounces crumbled feta or cubed mozzarella

heat oven to 300ยบ f. place aluminum foil on cookie sheet; generously brush with 1 tablespoon of the oil. arrange tomato halves, cut sides up, in a single layer on foil; brush with 2 teaspoons of the oil. sprinkle with sugar, salt and pepper.

cut ½ inch off the top of garlic bulb; drizzle 1 teaspoon of the oil over garlic bulb. wrap in aluminum foil; place on cookie sheet with tomatoes. bake 55 to 60 minutes or until garlic is soft when pierced with a knife and tomatoes have begun to shrivel; cool slightly.

cook and drain pasta as directed on package.

squeeze garlic into remaining 1 ½ teaspoons oil and mash until smooth. mix with pasta. add tomato halves and basil and toss. top with cheese and serve.

ps. i found this recipe here.

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