7.29.2010

from our garden :: de nuestro jardin



Our vegetable and fruit garden is growing beautifully. Did you see all those tomatoes? Yea, a lot. When I got home back from our vacation there was a HUGE bag filled with tomatoes (my father-in-law so nicely picked for us while we were gone) in the refrigerator waiting for me...what to do? Well, I am still to much of a coward to start canning (last year I ended up making mostly salsa and freezing it), but I do plan to can the next bunches we harvest, for now I decided to start simple.

Vistes mis tomates? Son muchos. Nuestro jardín de verduras y frutas esta creciendo maravillosamente. Cuando llegue a casa de nuestras vacaciones encontré una bolsa llena de tomates (que mi suegro pisco de nuestro jardín)...Que hacer con tanto tomate? Pues, con eso de que todavía no me animo a enlatarlos (el año pasado me la pase preparando salsas y congelandolas, pero esta temporada, si lo haré), decidí empezar con algo sencillo.

I started by searching for a recipe that used tomatoes- A LOT of tomatoes. I found the perfect one in Apples for Jam. Pasta With Tuna, Tomatoes and Olives. Very simple to make and perfect for a nice hot day. It was a hit. My little ones, whom don't like tuna, didn't even notice it was there. Success.

Empece buscando una receta donde el ingrediente principal es el tomate- MUCHOS tomates. Encontre la receta perfecta en el libro Apples for Jam. Pasta con Atún, Tomate y aceitunas. Sencilla de hacer y perfecta para un día caliente. Nos encanto. Y para mi sorpresa a mis nenes que no les gusta el atún, no lo notaron. ¡Un excito!

Today I plan to make Pasta With Cheese (another recipe from the same book), with my version of breaded chicken and a salad with lots and lots of tomatoes in it. Yum.

Hoy planeo cocinar una Pasta Con Queso (otra receta del mismo libro), acompañado de pollo enpanisado (a mi estilo) y una gran ensalada repleta de tomates. Rico.

Do you have any great recipes with tomatoes (without any type of nuts or peanuts, nor sesame seeds. My son is extremely allergic to all.)? If so, please do share with little 'ole me.

Tienes alguna gran receta que lleve tomates (pero sin cacahuate/mani, nueses o semillas sésamo. Mi nene les tiene alergia.)? Si, pues compártela, porfa!