Later in the evening we took a walk over to the wine store and bought a couple of bottles of red. I spent a quick minute in the kitchen to recreate a recipe I'd been craving since San Francisco. A simple pasta dish, mine with a healthy spin. I will share because it's easy and awesome.
A San Francisco Treat - Traditional Pasta a'Italia
Whole Wheat Spaghetti Noodles - Boil aldante.
Sautee garlic and crushed red pepper in more than enough olive oil (use the same pan you boiled the spaghetti in, leave the noodles in the strainer; tip: more than enough olive oil because this is the base of your "sauce")
Brown garlic, then turn heat to low
Add fresh basil and diced tomatoes just before adding the noodles back to the mix.
Stir, and serve with side salad and of course, wine
We enjoyed dinner while watching the premiere of "True Blood". If you haven't seen this yet, go and get Season 1. It's awesome.