Friday, July 25, 2008

Because I'm in the Photography mood, and I couldn't resist.


Isn't this lovely? I took it a few weeks ago. I picked two of these tomatoes this morning. Perfect ripeness.

Oh - one more thing. A frugal tip for the day.

In the summer...

...if you have a garden...

...and you grow the most popular plant of American gardeners...

...and they turn out well, which they almost always do...

...and you want to save money on lunches...

...and you don't mind if those cheap lunches are delicious, mouth-watering, and pretty healthy...

...LIVE on tomato sandwiches.

9 comments:

Sarah Jane Meister said...

Ooooh, yum! I love tomatoes! We don't have any ripe ones yet, but last night we picked some green ones and had our first-of-the-year fried green tomato supper. Not that healthy, but they sure were good. I can't wait for ripe ones! A tomato sandwich sounds absolutely delicious right now!

Michele said...

Yummy! :) I'm really looking forward to when we can start picking our tomatoes. They're still tiny green things right now. :)

Blessings,
Michele
www.frugalgranola.blogspot.com

Nina in Portugal said...

Those would be great fried!!

Amber said...

We've never had fried green tomatoes, though we've heard lots about them! :) Any suggestions on how to fix them?

Sarah said...

Oh . . . tomatoes fresh from the garden cannot compare with those from the grocery store! I am sure that your family has been enjoying them! :)

Sarah Jane Meister said...

We cut our green tomatoes into slices after removing the top and bottom of each one, then we let the slices soak in salt water for about a half hour or so. Cooking them is just dipping them into flour and frying in some vegetable oil (enough to cover the bottom of the skillet) until golden brown. I had never heard of them until I got married and my husband started asking me to make them!

Audra Krell said...

Living on tomato sandwiches sounds like heaven. Love the tips too on how to prepare Fried Green Tomatoes, the closest I've ever gotten is reading the book!

Nina in Portugal said...

I've never heard anyone soaking their tomatoes in salt water first. That's interesting. We, slice them thinly, dip in egg, dip in flour or flour/cornmeal and fry in skillet with about 1 inch grease...or of course deep fried. Do you deep fry in Virginia???--Anyway...salt 'um when you take 'um out of the grease and eat while hot. Delicious!!

Amber said...

Thanks for the ideas for frying green tomatoes! I think I'd like to try them.

Oh - one correction on this post; when I went out in the garden today, I started wondering "Did I really pick the very same tomatoes I took a picture of?" I really am not sure I picked the very ones in the picture.

Tomato production is now REALLY starting to get rolling around here; we're picking a basket-full a day. Yippee!