Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Bumper Crop

Much of our garden has not fared well. Too hot and dry and too lazy to keep watering, watering, watering.

We had a bunch of zucchini for awhile.

Now we have a bumper crop of tomatoes. There are 6 more still on the plant. Big ones.

We are generally only occasional tomato eaters - in a salad, on a sandwich.

So, what shall we have for dinner? :-)

(I have disabled anon commenting. I hope that won't deter you. I am completely uninterested in snarky, bad attitudes.)


  1. Taco Salad! Nothing better than fresh chopped tomatoes. Or you could make your own salsa :)

    Oh come on, the snarky comments are fun for the rest of us to read ;)

  2. BLT and we add cheese on the bacon to melt...don't look up the calories...none of our tomatoes made it.

    You mean I can't keep bugging you with my anon. comments...I liked getting under your skin! ha!

  3. So jealous. The squirrels have feasted on everything I have growing out there. 9 tomato plants.....and nothing to show for it.

    So, our favorite tomato dinners? BLT's. Salad. Italian bread salad - bread, tomatoes, fresh mozz, basil, olive oil and anything else you want to toss in. No cook. So good. Bruschetta - I'll toast some bread slices, top with sliced tomato, cheese and either basil or pesto. Caprese salad - layer tomatoes, fresh mozz & basil and drizzle with olive oil. Even more divine with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Salsa, burritos, quesadillas, I could go on and on....
    Of course our favorite is still just a simple tomato sandwich - mayo, salt, pepper and a slice of tomato between two slices of bread. Yum. That's breakfast and lunch these days....

  4. I too love tomato sandwiches. I also love tossing the raw tomatoes into the food processor with basil, olive oil and salt and using that puree with hot pasta. Top with parm or with fresh mozz or both.

  5. My mom swears that making pasta sauce is easy. I have yet to try it, but "free" tomatoes might entice me. Frankly, when it's this hot, I don't want to can or boil. Sweet corn is about as much hot cooking I want to do. So, I would eat BLT's until the cows came home or my husband left! LOL (He has no patience for repeat dinners.) Stay cool anyway you can.

  6. mmm...fresh tomatoes...a favorite of mine is "inside out bruschetta" I came up with this spur of the moment with stuff I had in the cupboard/fridge/herb garden...carefully slice off the top and hollow out the tomato, chop the bits you hollowed out with some balsamic vinaigrette, Italian seasoned croutons, chopped fresh mint, grated asiago or parmigiana, and freshly ground black pepper, mix until croutons are just moist, fill hollowed tomatoes with crouton tomato gut mixture, top with additional grated parm or asiago. bake at 350 for 15 min or until bubbly and hot through. depending on just how big the tomato is, plan on two per person as an entree, and one if a side.

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
    See my kitchen featured in the September 2011 Romantic Homes magazine! I'm mentioned on THE COVER!!!


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