beans, carrots, cilantro, corn, eggplant, gourmet greens, lettuce, onions, poblano peppers, sweet peppers, zucchini, tomatoes
What’s for Dinner?
My tomato worries back in June, July, and even August, were simply unfounded. This, after two straight years of the biggest, bushiest, greenest tomato plants you can imagine…minus any tomatoes to speak of. Now, a veritable tomato frenzy, and it feels just crazy! Crazy that all is takes is one morning at the farmer’s market, talking to the farmers and picking just the right plant or two. Or twelve. And an hour in the yard, finding the sunniest possible home for them. And now, four months later, after doing really not much to them all summer, here we are. Tomatoes, of every kind, color, shape, and size.
It gives me a little chuckle, then, when my CSA farm truck unloads more tomatoes! Yes, we eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but one family can only do so much. In this week that straddles summer and fall, we’ll all feel a noticeable shift I’m sure. Apples, pears, and pumpkins will be in the air. So tempting, but I’m (necessarily) devoted to tomatoes at every meal, and digging up my favorite sauce recipes. Frozen in gallon zip-loc bags, there’s nothing better than getting home on a cold, wet, fall or winter night, knowing you’ve got a stash of summer’s best tomato sauce in your freezer!
Friday – TV trays, movie, & pizza
Saturday – baba ga-what?
carrot-apple muffins (Williams Sonoma)
Sunday – hello fall!
apple crisp (Martha Stewart)
Monday – kicked up tomato soup
roasted tomato soup with poblanos (Whole Foods Market)
gourmet greens salad
Tuesday – taco tuesday, again
Wednesday – OK to cheat
Thursday – one great rat(atouille)
ratatouille (Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food)