You know those days where you don't want to cook, but you have to put something on the table for the other people who live in your house because cereal is not really dinner? Pasta is my go to on those nights. But sometimes I don't have any spaghetti sauce in the house and I don't normally keep jarred sauce in the house. But canned tomatoes? I always have those!
You know the expression "the sum is greater than its parts"? That's definitely the case here.
Lazy Tomato Sauce
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cans diced tomatoes (I prefer petite diced)
salt and pepper to taste
cooked, drained pasta of choice
Add the garlic and oil to a small saute pan set over medium heat. Move the garlic around to allow it to brown on all sides, not too long, less than one minute. Add the canned tomatoes and heat until warm.
Serve over pasta with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese, if you like. If you really feel like being fancy, throw some fresh basil in there. Side salad is optional, depending on your motivation in the kitchen that day.