Tuesday, June 17, 2008

'maters

Daddy picked tomatoes last week and sent these to our house.



Hubby put them all in this bowl and took a picture. (he did pretty good being as he hasn't used my camera before!) When I got up the next morning there was one tomato on the floor - I guess it decided the bowl was a little over-crowded! Of course the bowl isn't still full - I think hubby has been eating tomatoes for breakfast!
Daddy has picked several times since then and he says they need to be picked again tomorrow. I think he wants us to pick them this time. He said there should be peas ready too (just enough for a 'mess' - not enough to put up) so I guess after work tomorrow I'll be picking peas and 'maters. Oh my! I'm not really a 'city girl' but I'm not a 'country girl' either. I don't care for picking peas. Not crazy about shelling them either, but I would rather shell than pick!
I meant to respond to a comment the other day. Annemarie said she doesn't know how I do it all - well, I don't! I also don't work full-time, sorry if I gave that impression. I work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - I have for the last 11 years. I don't know how people who do work full-time get anything done at all. I can't keep up with just 3 days/week!

11 comments:

staci said...

OK...now I have complete tomato envy! I'm drooling, lol!!!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Those are beautiful tomatoes! YUMMY! and how great to know they are home grown and safe!

annemarie said...

Yummy tomatoes - my favorite. We have not had any for weeks since the tomato scare - at least your tomatoes are safe to eat and I bet they taste better than store bought. Home grown vegetables are the best - ENJOY!!

Brenda Kula said...

Well hon, I don't do that much! And there still aren't enough hours in the day!
Brenda

Kathy said...

Lovely tomatoes.

Mine are a long way from ready. Got them in late. Too cool and wet. Don't think there are even any on. I guess that is the difference in the climate between Texas and Kansas.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

They look so great in that yellow strainer! Where did you get that great strainer?

I LOVE tomatoes! Ours won't be ready for picking for another month....
Penny

Linda said...

What beautiful tomatoes! Nothing better than home grown...I love tomatoe sandwiches on white bread with a little mayo...delish. Hugs, Linda

p.s. The tomatoes in your yellow colander look so pretty. L.

Rue said...

I really love that picture! Hubby did very good :)

Jennifer said...

I'm not usually a raw tomato eater, but I adore the smell of a fresh tomato from the garden. I also happen to love what's called marinated pizza, made with garden fresh tomatos.

Seed and slice up tomatoes (you don't have to get all the seeds, but you do want to remove a good deal of the seedy "goop"), then marinate them in a little olive oil, S&P, a splash of vinegar, a sprinkle of sugar and a TON of chopped fresh garlic. You don't want it saucy - you just want enough to coat the tomatoes. Marinate at least 6 hours, preferably overnight in the fridge.

The next day, take a plain piece of pizza dough and make a pizza crust, and loosely top with some Cooper Sharp American cheese (available at the deli). Layer on some tomatoes (Shake off excess marinade, but feel free to add the garlic to the pizza). Add a little more cheese, then bake until hot and bubbly. The cheese should brown up quite nicely. Delicious, and a different way to use up tomatoes

Robolady said...

Those are absolutely beautiful in that yellow bowl. And you will KNOW that they are salmonilla free.
Margo

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Hey - give your dad my address and tell him I'm "tomato ready". lol

Kari