Monday, August 16, 2010

Nothing Says Summer Like Tomatoes & Sweet Tea!

Well it's about time! After tending to 10 heirloom tomato plants since April, we're finally eating these wonderful ripe, red beauties. We've been amazed at how long it actually takes a green tomato to turn red. (An agonizing process when summer is in full swing!) For several weeks now we've been enjoying BLTs and sweet tea for lunch or dinner, or some days lunch AND dinner! And I must mention, bacon is not even necessary. These tomatoes are that good.

In addition to sandwiches, I've also made Caprese Salad and Caprese & Mozzarella skewers. I even threw together a BLT Pasta Salad. Yum. Oh, the possibilities are endless when your cup runneth over with tomatoes...

My latest tomato creation (shown below) was highly requested. My oldest son has been asking for a Tomato Pie for months. It's full of cheese with little hints of delicious fresh basil. Not the healthiest I will admit, but as Mr. Food would say, ""It's Oh, So Good!"