They make us forget those mealy, tasteless hothouse weaklings of December. This week is all about tomatoes.
Meatless and Stove-less Monday
Summer tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and basil, fresh mozzarella, and toasted asiago bread. Eaten outside, this is pretty much a perfect summer dinner.
Portuguese sausage, hash browns and eggs. With a side of sliced tomatoes topped with Hawaiian salt and pepper.Tastes like home.
Tofu Tuna Salad, using the grape tomatoes and fresh lettuce from Grandma and Grandpa's garden. How they can grow both tomatoes (a hot summer crop) and lettuce (a winter garden veggie) in the same Very Small Space is a mystery to me.
Fattaneh's Persian Eggplant Thing, with fresh eggplants,
trying it meatless with the rest of the asiago bread, and Lemon Chicken with some fresh lemons we have too. It's a weird combination, but I'm thinking this will work out well.
Gyros with, wait for it, fresh tomatoes.
For all of us with kids going back to school--good luck with the supplies/bills/carpools/soccer practice/piano lessons/meal planning!