Matt and I had fun coming up with alternative blog titles : )
“Out Of The Oven”
“Happy Labor… Day Eve”
“In Labor… Day Spirit”
“It’s Time!!!….For Dinner”
But really, no news. I kind of have a feeling things are changing – just lots of pressure down there – but I could also be totally wrong and days away! Who knows!
The tomato plants have been totally removed and new seeds have been planted! Matt reported that he really has no secrets to gardening success – we’ve been lucky this year. We did get really good soil and have been lucky with animals staying away since our yard is fenced. Matt just put in two kinds of carrots, snap peas and green beans to climb up the trellis. He said he just read the package and put the seeds in the ground 1/4 in” down – so we hope they work! The only plant we didn’t have success with this year was a zucchini plant that wouldn’t flower and then fell over in a storm. There’s a new one in its place – in the second bed down there.
The last of the tomato crop!! (I gave Faith a bunch yesterday too – we had another HUGE bowl!)
We put the green ones to good use tonight along with some of our garden’s eggplant (labor inducing eggplant!?)
Following my Better Than Fried Okra recipe as a model, we made some breadcrumbs from some fresh Cville Crunch bread to make the tomatoes even more bready. [For some amazing looking fried green tomatoes, check out Jessica’s recent post – they had me totally drooling!]
Ours were not nearly as pretty : )
But they tasted incredible!
Inspired by Jessica’s stacks, we put on the last ball of mozzarella from last night’s caprese salad on top.
The tomatoes were incredible – tangy inside, crunchy outside and cheesy top.
We did the same method on the eggplant, which also turned out great – soft and tangy on the inside, crunchy on the outside.
And lastly – to tofu for the protein component of dinner. These were really good too, but could have used a sauce for dipping or drizzled on top. I was too lazy to get up and get one! Tofu was just a little too plain.
Lastly, a big chunk of Cheddar Garlic rounded out the meal. So cheesy + doughy!
Sadly we didn’t eat until 8pm, so my photography lighting was terrible – wish it looked as good as it tasted.
Matt and I spent the afternoon watching the first 2 episodes of Mad Men. So far, so good!! We love the historical context (shocking as it is!) and the show has already brought on some good discussions. Going to watch episode #3 now!