Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Thursday, October 20, 2016
What to do with all those tomatoes?
I took time, after the tomatoes were all boiled and ice bathed, and draining, to eat breakfast on the porch. It was nice to get some Vitamin D. Then it was back to the sink and stove. By the way, that was leftover sweet potato/black bean frittata (Mmmm!)
I made our first tomato salsa for this season. Believe it or not, it's the one thing I have not been making. I made a different recipe too. It's the chunky salsa recipe in the same BHG booklet I have. I didn't have Anaheim peppers, so I substituted green bell peppers combined with some hot banana peppers. I also used my home canned tomato paste for this recipe - delicious!!! Those chips are organic/non-gmo tortilla chips.
What have I made with this year's mega-crop of tomatoes?
Lemony-Basil Tomato soup
Chunky Tomato Salsa
...froze some (easier than canning a bunch)
...dehydrated grape tomatoes (to crumble and bake into crackers, or add to pizza, soups, stews and other dishes).
I have more ideas if they keep coming too - for dinner anyway.
What have I made with green tomatoes?
Green tomato cake
There are always things to make with more tomatoes - tomato juice, stewed tomatoes, spaghetti sauce (similar to my tomato sauce ingredients), marinara sauce, tomato jam....you can't run out of things. I just don't want to see any more red tomatoes. I have yet to take care of my green tomatoes yet - possibly relish, green tomato ketchup, salsa, or chutney.