Sunday, August 7, 2011

More Tomatoes?

This morning I turned over and did that first morning stretch (don't you just love that first morning stretch after a full nights sleep???), grabbed my glasses (because I am blind as a bat) and looked at the clock.

And saw that it was 10:00am.

Problem is it is Sunday and we'd missed church...which is very, very, VERY unusual for us.  We're one of those families that just never ditches church...but I guess we needed the sleep.

I also believe God had his hand in this.  Last night that guy that I like so much was grumpy, Brian was grumpy, Alex (to his credit) was fine, I was weepy and we all just needed a good nights rest so that we could wake up and start over, fresh and rested.  And don't you just love the fact that every single day is a chance to start over again?

So there you have it.  We overslept and skipped church.


I know I've been sharing lots of food pictures today, but last night I made something super yummy using (you guessed it!) tomatoes.

Sorry.  I'm on a tomato kick lately.

Anyway, cut a bunch of romas in half and lay them in a pan.

Sprinkle them with some dried oregano, a pinch of sugar and a some kosher salt. Also, if you want, add a few whole cloves of keeps the vampires away.

Then, pour in olive oil.  Lots of it.  Like, it should come half way up the tomatoes.  I know what you are thinking...that that is WAY too much oil and you'll be tempted to cut down the amount, but don't.  The oil is the best part when all is said and done.

Throw the pan in the oven and roast them at 350 for 30 minutes.  Turn the tomatoes over and put them back in the oven for another 30 minutes.

In the meantime, I learned how to make a martini...not that I would ever drink one but that guy that I like so much loves a good martini.  Dry, like Winston Churchill...who once said that waving the bottle of vermouth over the glass is dry enough.  My guy likes a little vermouth so that's how I served it.  With olives.

When the tomatoes come out of the oven, let them cool just a bit and then serve them with crusty bread and all that yummy olive oil, which will keep for a long time in the fridge...just let it come back to room temp before using it.

SO good!

What are you doing this weekend?


1 comment:

  1. I need to come over and have this!! It's one of my favorites that you make-mmmmmm!!


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