Pasta is my comfort food. It could be because I ate so much buttered pasta as a child that my parents insisted I would turn into a noodle if I didn’t soon diversify (I was picky, okay?). It could be because dinners with my family were always centered around a large pot of pasta, tossed with slow-cooked sauce that simmered all day while my cousins and I played, carefree, on the grassy lawns of a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Or, it could be that pasta is unequivolcally delicious. Whatever the reason, I eat pasta when I’m sick, tired, hungry, happy, and in love. Pasta fills my belly and my soul in ways that no other food can. And this Fresh Tomato and Swiss Chard Pasta with Breadcrumbs is no exception.
This week Tucson CSA really pulled out all the stops. Shares were filled with plump, juicy, sweet, and downright gorgeous heirloom tomatoes that simply said, “summer is here, whether you like it or not.” Personally, I like summer. Sure, it’s hot. But there are tomatoes, squash, melons, peaches, corn, and this Fresh Tomato and Swiss Chard Pasta with Breadcrumbs to be eaten (yup, my life revolves around food).
This Fresh Tomato and Swiss Chard Pasta with Breadcrumbs comes with a warning: Dogs love the garlicky, cheesy, perfectly golden-brown breadcrumbs. So much, in fact, that they might be completely willing to go behind your back, jump on your leather chair, and lean precariously over your tiny 19th-century food photography table to eat an entire bowl of them. I may or may nor know this from experience. The only good thing about breadcrumb-stealing dogs? They look awfully cute with a bunch of breadcrumbs in their whiskers.
Dogs aside, I’m positive that you’ll enjoy this summery Fresh Tomato and Swiss Chard Pasta with Breadcrumbs.